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Yet it is true that romanticism carried with it much vague and insincere sentimentality, and it was partly against this that Johnson protested.
I should be glad to know what connection there can possibly be between your sickly sentimentality and the affairs of the state
General Epanchin took up his part and spoke in the character of father of a family; he spoke sensibly, and without wasting words over any attempt at sentimentality, he merely recorded his full admission of her right to be the arbiter of Totski's destiny at this moment.
Spoilt Rotten: The Toxic Cult of Sentimentality, by Theodore Dalrymple, Kindle, $8.
Another level of the argument examines the ways in which cultural stereotypes have contributed to the development of a purer form of "Spanishness" as manifested in the themes of morality and sentimentality in the writing of Eugenio Carre Aldao.
An opposition between sentimentality and practicality appeared repeatedly in debates over humanitarian issues in turn-of-the-century Australia.
Charlie said: "It is always the Yes side that is accused of being nationalistic and divisive but there seems to be a lot of sentimentality on the No side, a lot of harking back to a Britain that maybe never was.
In the article, he said of Williams: "He made no secret of his addiction to drugs and alcohol but there was another addiction - to saccharine, tooth-rotting sentimentality.
Theophilus Freeman (Paul Giamatti) takes delivery of Solomon and ignores his pleas for leniency, snarling, "My sentimentality stretches the length of a coin".
But if we try to imagine condition, value and sentimentality as the three legs of a table--sentimentality is the leg most often spilling the drinks.
Sentimentality in contemporary poetry is often disparaged, though as Joy Katz has noted, such was not always the case: "Modernism .
He believes that once a business case is made, then that should take priority over sentimentality shown by those who want to protect the site.