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  • He enjoyed listening to Nately, whose maudlin, bittersweet lamentations mirrored much of his own romantic desolation and never failed to evoke in him resurgent tides of longing for his wife and children.

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  • "We’re getting maudlin here," Sim broke in, knocking his glass against the table.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Mary would comment again how talented and skilled Sunny was, how dexterous and precocious, and I never thought to correct her appraisals, even though the performances were in fact maudlin and probably insulting to her, as they certainly were to me.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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