The program manages to avoid the maudlin, in part because these patients are trained entertainers, writes Howard Kurtz.
The program manages to avoid the maudlin, in part because these patients are trained entertainers.
That kind of maudlin touch is what we expect … and live for.
This is a book that cries out like one of his maudlin ditties to be edited.
The death of Little Nell may be the most famous of Victorian death scenes, but it is hardly the most maudlin.
He is examined and arraigned; writes a maudlin letter to Elizabeth.
Is this a time for wholesale trust, for a maudlin universal sympathy?
Mrs. Morel was always indignant with drunken men that they must sing that hymn when they got maudlin.
Here will be found no maudlin nonsense as to the affections.
In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, Lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."
c.1600, "tearful," from Middle English fem. proper name Maudelen (early 14c.), from Magdalene (Old French Madelaine), woman's name, originally surname of Mary the repentant sinner forgiven by Jesus in Luke vii:37 (see Magdalene). In paintings, she often was shown weeping as a sign of repentance. Meaning "characterized by tearful sentimentality" is recorded by 1630s.