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His sentimentality is also dear to the heart of youth, and the boy who is dazzled by his satire is melted by his easy pathos.
Hot blood, generous impulses, sentimentality, were qualities he did not want for his business; and the Cedarwild Animal School was business from the first tick of the clock to the last bite of the lash.
His melancholy was perhaps the greater because of the manly courage and contempt for sentimentality which prevented him from complaining or discussing his distresses.
Yet it is true that romanticism carried with it much vague and insincere sentimentality, and it was partly against this that Johnson protested.
I became the plaything of two contending impulses; the desires of youth were always held in check by a faint-hearted sentimentality.
There was no stile or gap at hand by which I could escape into the fields, so I walked quietly on, saying to myself, 'It may not be he after all; and if it is, and if he do annoy me, it shall be for the last time, I am determined, if there be power in words and looks against cool impudence and mawkish sentimentality so inexhaustible as his.
A beggar, by Jove, and all in consequence of my d--d sentimentality.
And to avoid condemning the father with whom he lived and on whom he was dependent, and, above all, to avoid giving way to sentimentality, which he considered so degrading, Seryozha tried not to look at his uncle who had come to disturb his peace of mind, and not to think of what he recalled to him.
The idea is simple, but unhappily it has been a long time reaching us, being hindered by idealism and sentimentality.
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.