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  • adverb In a maudlin fashion.


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  • Doesn't go well with "Dean," though -- maudlinly, I love "Liza Jane," as in the song.

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  • Relieved to have a face-saving excuse for abandoning the tiresome chase and more than a little foxed, he confessed aloud that Lust had blinded him to Consequences, went on to recite some sentimental poetry, and was soon admitting maudlinly that Basil was the very best of fellows, the very best indeed.

    The English Witch

  • Greyson grew mellow after a time -- at peace with the world; he smiled foolishly and became maudlinly familiar.

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • How absurdly _naïve_, how impossibly melodramatic, how maudlinly sentimental, how improbable -- in fact, how altogether womanly she must have grown.

    Not George Washington — an Autobiographical Novel

  • But with Mr. Daragh entirely convinced and more maudlinly worshipful than ever, what was the use of saying anything?

    Jane Journeys On

  • Lilas was singing maudlinly, lying back in Jim's arms with her feet projecting through a window; the groom was laughing foolishly and pawing at his bride.

    The Auction Block

  • As the dog, obediently, dropped to the ground, the Master bent to examine the groaning and maudlinly weeping Rhuburger.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • Which shows how maudlinly foolish two otherwise sane people can be; when they are lucky enough to own such a dog as Sunnybank Lad.

    Further Adventures of Lad

  • She even, and therein lay her final greatness, blinked at Reed's occasional profanity as concerned his accident, whereas the average woman would have wept maudlinly.

    The Brentons

  • They laugh; they dance; they embrace one another; they set to partners and waltz clumsily; they shake hands repeatedly and maudlinly.

    Captain Brassbound's Conversion


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