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  • Anyway-to put an end to this maudlin display of nostalgia-in the course of our conversation McMurphy and I wondered what would be the attitude of some of the men toward a carnival here on the ward?†   (source)
  • The conversation was taking too maudlin a turn for him.†   (source)
  • She found the whole episode maudlin and self-pitying, and his weakness did nothing but inspire contempt in her until he recounted how the Twins had abducted him from Farthen Dar, how they had mistreated him on the way to Uru'baen, and how Galbatorix had broken him once they arrived.†   (source)
  • "Don't tell me you're going to be one of those maudlin drunks," she says, trying to joke, but it only makes the tears come faster.†   (source)
  • One of Don's nephews, who went to Princeton, was busy hitting on Chloe, while Lissa, in the ten minutes I'd been gone, had crossed over from happily buzzing to completely maudlin, and was now well on her way to flat-out weepy drunk.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • I could almost hear Luzan's bird-high voice, a bizarre pitch that like much else about him was a little silly, a dress of maudlin order on a man of such girth and weight.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It was then that the tears finally spilled forth—not maudlin drunken tears, but tears which, beginning on the train ride from Washington, I had tried manfully to resist and could resist no longer, having kept them so bottled up that now, almost alarmingly, they drained out in warm rivulets between my fingers.†   (source)
  • She tried to struggle up but slipped and fell again and lay there screaming maudlinly.†   (source)
  • After a time, we were almost maudlin.†   (source)
  • When he speaks it is as if he were deliberately giving way to drunkenness and seeking to hide behind a maudlin manner.†   (source)
  • The voice was suddenly tender, almost maudlin, with pity, although the Sergeant snapped out the words, and then shut his mouth tight, as if to present a brave face to the world.†   (source)
  • "Reshi," Bast admonished him, "you're just being maudlin.†   (source)
  • "Oh, for Christ's sake, don't get maudlin, Clark.†   (source)
  • "We'll just change to something less maudlin than wine."†   (source)
  • He pauses-then with maudlin humor, in a ham-actor tone.†   (source)
  • Like a White Russian drinking tea in Paris, marooned in the twentieth century, I wander back, try to regain those distant pathways; I become too maudlin, lose myself.†   (source)
  • I would have liked to have a good, maudlin drunk, but I couldn't afford it, so I made my slow, limping way back across the river as the sun was setting.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • It sounded more retro and lounge-singer-esque, the maudlin aspect that had made it a wedding and lite FM favorite now twisted into something else, something self-mocking, as if it was winking at its own seriousness.†   (source)
  • He shouted for me to stop and he went again and bent over the screens; again I shot him, this time hitting him square on the rump and back, and he yelled louder, his cheeks and jaw wrenched maudlin with rage.†   (source)
  • He laughs with maudlin appreciation.†   (source)
  • He begins to sob, and the horrible part of his weeping is that it appears sober, not the maudlin tears of drunkenness.†   (source)
  • He was in the maudlin confidential stage.†   (source)
  • "Why baby," he roared, making a vast maudlin circle with his arms, "how are you?"†   (source)
  • It induced a new mood in her; one that must very likely be called maudlin.†   (source)
  • Then the shame, the disgust, the maudlin grievance, the weeping women, the excited men.†   (source)
  • I wouldn't make any trouble for any one, Helen," he said, with a maudlin whimper.†   (source)
  • Within, under the branching, ten-driled chandelier of alum-bronze, alone before a table beside a pink wall with roach-brown mouldings, Mary, the crockery-cheeked, humid-eyed swayed and spoke, her voice being maudlin, soused and reedy.†   (source)
  • But the Wynand papers had no policy, save that of reflecting the greatest prejudices of the greatest number, and this made for an erratic direction, but a recognizable direction, nevertheless: toward the inconsistent, the irresponsible, the trite and the maudlin.†   (source)
  • "Would you very much mind not doing that?" said Grizel to the columnist, who had been attempting in a maudlin manner to twist her wrist; "I don't happen to enjoy it."†   (source)
  • (with a change to maudlin joviality) Gentlemen of the Jury, court will now recess while the D.A. sings out a little ditty he learned at Harvard.†   (source)
  • "I always think," the Director was continuing in the same rather maudlin tone, when he was interrupted by a loud boo-hooing.†   (source)
  • He began to follow Eugene around the house, backing him ominously into corners, seizing him belligerently by the arm, as he breathed upon him his foul yellow stench, and spoke to him with maudlin challenge.†   (source)
  • Once or twice, when he was drunk, he had been robbed: he would brandish a roll of bills about under the stimulation of whisky, and dispense large sums to his children—ten, twenty, fifty dollars to each, with maudlin injunctions to "take it all!†   (source)
  • He had begun to suspect that this devotion, and his own response to it, was a cause more and more of annoyance to Eliza, and he was inclined to exaggerate and emphasize it, particularly when he was drunk, when his furious distaste for his wife, his obscene complaint against her, was crudely balanced by his maudlin docility to the girl.†   (source)
  • He wandered into a maudlin defence of the Beast People and of M'ling.†   (source)
  • He grew maudlin, familiar, could hardly see the cards or sit upright.†   (source)
  • You don't even know that a child was born of this maudlin pair; you don't even know that.'†   (source)
  • There's nothing sugary and maudlin about him."†   (source)
  • That I retired to bed in a most maudlin state of mind, and got up in a crisis of feeble infatuation.†   (source)
  • The cool audacity had vanished in what was either excessive emotion or the maudlin condition peculiar to some men when drunk.†   (source)
  • He never looks me quite in the face now, unless he is very drunk or maudlin; but yesterday he looked at me in such a way that a shiver went all down my back.†   (source)
  • Mrs. Morel was always indignant with the drunken men that they must sing that hymn when they got maudlin.†   (source)
  • Done what, you maudlin idiot?†   (source)
  • Some stagger about in each other's arms, whispering maudlin words—others start quarrels upon the slightest pretext, and come to blows and have to be pulled apart.†   (source)
  • Or suppose that in the course of his intellectual rambles the philosopher of Success dropped upon our other case, that of playing cards, his bracing advice would run—"In playing cards it is very necessary to avoid the mistake (commonly made by maudlin humanitarians and Free Traders) of permitting your opponent to win the game.†   (source)
  • At once ferocious and maudlin, I was made to murder my uncle with no extenuating circumstances whatever; Millwood put me down in argument, on every occasion; it became sheer monomania in my master's daughter to care a button for me; and all I can say for my gasping and procrastinating conduct on the fatal morning, is, that it was worthy of the general feebleness of my character.†   (source)
  • He burst into tears of maudlin pity for himself, and at length suffering her to embrace him and take charge of him, let his grey head rest against her cheek, and bewailed his wretchedness.†   (source)
  • You were maudlin, Jos.†   (source)
  • Finally, she wished him good night, with great pathos; and Mr. Bounderby went to bed, with a maudlin persuasion that he had been crossed in something tender, though he could not, for his life, have mentioned what it was.†   (source)
  • If he did not speak he yawned in a pitiable manner, and his presence threw a damp upon the modest proceedings of the evening, for Miss Crawley and Lady Jane at their piquet, and Miss Briggs at her work, felt that his eyes were wildly fixed on them, and were uneasy under that maudlin look.†   (source)
  • But he and Captain Porter of the 150th took home Jos to the hotel, who was in a very maudlin state, and had told his tiger-hunt story with great effect, both at the mess-table and at the soiree, to Mrs. O'Dowd in her turban and bird of paradise.†   (source)
  • …was a liveliness which at first was astonishing, and then became almost painful; for he talked and laughed so loud as to bring scores of listeners round the box, much to the confusion of the innocent party within it; and, volunteering to sing a song (which he did in that maudlin high key peculiar to gentlemen in an inebriated state), he almost drew away the audience who were gathered round the musicians in the gilt scollop-shell, and received from his hearers a great deal of applause.†   (source)
  • I get verra maudlin, drinking elderberry wine.†   (source)
  • Still: but an itch of death is in them, to tell me in my ear a maudlin tale, urge me to wreak their will.†   (source)
  • [47] The English have a great number of such decayed pronunciations, /e. g./, /Maudlin/ for /Magdalen College/, /Sister/ for /Cirencester/, /Merrybone/ for /Marylebone/.†   (source)
  • John/, /Pool/ for /Powell/, /Weems/ for /Wemyss/, /Kerduggen/ for /Cadogen/, /Mobrer/ for /Marlborough/, /Key/ for /Cains/, /Marchbanks/ for /Marjoribanks/, /Beecham/ for /Beauchamp/, /Chumley/ for /Cholmondeley/, /Trosley/ for /Trotterscliffe/, and /Darby/ for /Derby/, not to mention /Maudlin/ for /Magdalen/.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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