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Not even an actor of Allen’s caliber can elevate material this maudlin.Stephen King Adaptation Lisey's Story Is Mawkish, Dull and Too Long by Half|Judy Berman|June 4, 2021|Time
In another series, drafting a fantasy football team by the side of a fallen comrade could be sentimental, even borderline maudlin.The MVPs of Sleaze Are Back: FXX's 'The League' Ups the Degenerate Ante|Emily Shire|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whenever the script seems ready to surrender to maudlin excess, Gosling and McAdams are there to pull it back.A Love Letter to ‘The Notebook,’ a Melodrama That Commits to Its Sentimentality|Teo Bugbee|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Williams interviewed and profiled four D-Day veterans, showing his sensitive side without ever seeming maudlin.
Also, beyond incompetence, he was meant to be weak, vain and maudlin.What It Was Like to Watch the Beatles Become the Beatles—Nik Cohn Remembers|Nik Cohn|February 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is a book that cries out like one of his maudlin ditties to be edited.
Before Tom's selfishness, Justice threw away her scales and became maudlin sentiment.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
Both were maudlin drunk and each was trying to impress the other with his wisdom, his repartee and boldness.David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
On the crest of some higher waves of consciousness were borne to him drunken shouts, maudlin blasphemies.Blazed Trail Stories|Stewart Edward White
The word maudlin suggests the idea of being ready to weep unnecessarily.Stories That Words Tell Us|Elizabeth O'Neill
It's your maudlin gospel-millers who get scared at the chance of kicking.Colonial Born|G. Firth Scott