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used in The Brothers Karamazov

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insincerely emotional or with contrived sentimentality
  • His face was red, and his nose was crimson; his eyes were moist and mawkishly sweet.
    Book 8 — Mitya (89% in)
  • Her whole manner seemed changed for the better since yesterday, there was scarcely any trace of that mawkish sweetness in her speech, of that voluptuous softness in her movements.
    Book 7 — Alyosha (58% in)

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