Sentimentality in a sentence

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Definition of Sentimentality

  • The quality or state of being sentimental.
  • falsely emotional in a maudlin way
  • extravagant or affected feeling or emotion

How to use sentimentality in a sentence. Sentimentality pronunciation.

Whatever his misfortunes in Mexico had been, his forty years sat lightly on him, and his expansive temperament, his childlike sentimentality, gave him an appearance of beaming, sophisticated youth.
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Hamlet has not a tear for Ophelia: her death moves him to fierce disgust for the sentimentality of Laertes by her grave; and when he discusses the scene with Horatio immediately after, he utterly forgets her, though he is sorry he forgot himself, and jumps at the proposal of a fencing match to finish the day with.
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She seemed displeased at being surprised in the very act of sentimentality.
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His mind, vulgar in its effort at refinement, saw everything a little larger than life size, with the outlines blurred, in a golden mist of sentimentality.
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Like many of his countrymen he had not the English dread of sentimentality which keeps so tight a hold on emotion; and, finding nothing absurd in the show of feeling, could offer an exuberant sympathy which was often grateful to his friends in distress.
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He was disgusted at its sentimentality.
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Fourthly, the total absence in Borrow of the sentimentality for which the soul of the normal Englishman yearns.
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The ivy spray was still twisted about the handle; this one sacrifice, she thought, she might make to sentimentality and personality, and she picked two leaves from the ivy and put them in her pocket before she disencumbered her stick of the rest of it.
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If you don't want to marry me, don't; but the position you take up about love, and not seeing each other-isn't that mere sentimentality?
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To judge from the expression in Katharine's eyes it promised something-but he checked the approach sentimentality.
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If you will be so very good, my dear, as to take my sentimental husband off my hands occasionally, I shall be more than obliged to you: I'm sure you can stand more male sentimentality than I can.
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She read the words aloud, laughing at their silly sentimentality, she and Moldini and Crossley making jokes about it.
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She lived in the ordinary environment of flap-doodle and sweet hypocrisy and sentimentality; and none such can more than vaguely glimpse the realities.
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Such is the history-not as it is usually told, but as it is when stripped of the nauseous sentimentality that would enshrine for our loving worship a dastardly seducer like Pierre Abelard.
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He gave me flowers; noticed my dress; spoke of the affairs of the day; but all in so public and matter-of-fact a way that I thought I must be the victim of a vicious sentimentality, or that he had amused himself with me.
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In Emily there was nothing that suggested sentimentality; rather one would have thought her deficient in sensibility, judging from the tone of her conversation.
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She had no time for sentimentalities.
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Sophia ruthlessly set it down as sentimentality.
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It is all very well for the happy and well-to-do to talk scornfully of poetic sentimentality.
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My characters will therefore look like Persians, Egyptians, &c., but in their language, even more than in their actions, the German narrator will be perceptible, not always superior to the sentimentality of his day, but a native of the world in the nineteenth century after the appearance of that heavenly Master, whose teaching left so deep an impression on human thought and feeling.
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Examples of Sentimentality

Example #1
David was slowly apprehending these things as he talked-subconsciously, as it were; for he was seeing pictures of the things he himself had observed, through the lens of another mind, as primitive in some regards as his own, but influenced by different experiences.
Example #2
Lacey had talked so much, not because he was garrulous only, but because the inquiry in David's eyes was an encouragement to talk.
Example #3
As against this view Mr Harris pleads Romeo, Orsino, and even Antonio; and he does it so penetratingly that he convinces you that Shakespear did betray himself again and again in these characters; but self-betrayal is one thing; and self-portrayal, as in Hamlet and Mercutio, is another.
Example #4
Shakespear never "saw himself," as actors say, in Romeo or Orsino or Antonio.
Example #5
Her eyes were even moist.
Example #6
He was astonished, on entering, to find traces of tears on the young woman's cheeks.