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  • v. Present participle of sentimentalise.

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Examples

  • There was no sentimentalising, no fond foolishness of youth; nor was there that cool, calm poise which comes of the calculation and discretion of age.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • To a large extent Labour's concern for child poverty is a way of attempting to preserve the welfare state by sentimentalising it.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • The sentimentalising of backward cultures is a recurrant theme - the 'noble savage'.

    John Terry’s sacking as England captain tells us something interesting...

  • Glasgow is much of the problem - they have an Irish-like ability at brawling, self-regard, excuse-making and sentimentalising.

    Whae's Like Us ?

  • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, while it has the defence of being a Plasticine fantasy, is also guilty of sentimentalising and simplifying England; but unexpectedly this vision no longer feels like the concoction of a "heritage" country for export but as a heroic refusal to bend to American expectation.

    Archive 2005-10-01

  • As for Nineteen Eighty-Four, which owes a lot to Jack London, it is "merely an exercise in emotional vulgarity, all flaring surfaces and bogus special effects, its bleakness coexisting with an altogether ghastly brand of guilt-ridden upper-bourgeois sentimentalising of the working class."

    The saint of common decency

  • Covering up injustice, cowardly backing up despots, sentimentalising mediocrity, idolising tyrants and the like were not part of African values.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • National Assembly, she said covering up injustice, cowardly backing up despots, sentimentalising mediocrity, idolising tyrants and the like were not part of African values.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The queen had asked him whether the museum was not sentimentalising the past, which was by far the best question by any foreign leader who had visited the museum, Soudien told Sapa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Queen had also asked whether the museum was not sentimentalising the past, which was by far the best question by a foreign leader, Crain Soudien told Sapa.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

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