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Definition effusively sad — especially after drinking too much alcohol
  • I don't want to think of you getting all maudlin.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • The conversation was taking too maudlin a turn for him.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • She tried to struggle up but slipped and fell again and lay there screaming maudlinly.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • It staggered drunkenly and stared at him with maudlin selfpity that began to turn to hate.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • He was in the maudlin confidential stage.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • Maudlin, self-indulgent, tasteless.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • You don't even know that a child was born of this maudlin pair; you don't even know that.'
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Stop this, she told herself, you're being stupid and maudlin.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • Send forth your amorous token for fair Maudlin: The main consents are had; and here we'll stay To see our widower's second marriage-day.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • When he speaks it is as if he were deliberately giving way to drunkenness and seeking to hide behind a maudlin manner.
    Eugene O'Neill  --  Long Day's Journey into Night
  • He wandered into a maudlin defence of the Beast People and of M'ling.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • One of the maids might say-or you might think- I had got maudlin over cups of wine.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • But Laura Keene is not maudlin or the slightest bit dramatic as Abraham Lincoln's blood and brains soak into the lap of her dress.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • You don't want me," she said and hated herself at once for her maudlin self-pity, then even more for the triumph she felt as his eyes welled with tears.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • There's nothing sugary and maudlin about him."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • "We're getting maudlin here," Sim broke in, knocking his glass against the table.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • After a time, we were almost maudlin.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Nine Princes in Amber
  • In part, it was an emotional lability, flaring anger one moment, maudlin sentimentality the next.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • That I retired to bed in a most maudlin state of mind, and got up in a crisis of feeble infatuation.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Done what, you maudlin idiot?
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman

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