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sentimentalized

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of sentimentalize.

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Examples

  • All of these forces transformed grief from a commonplace eventuality into an experience to be feared and to a certain extent sentimentalized.

    The Truth About Grief

  • The stories and memoirs written by newer waves of immigrants to America - writers like Julia Alvarez, Junot Diaz and Gish Jen - commute back and forth between the old world and the new, while the immigrant community, unlike�Kazan's lively Brooklyn streets, is much less sentimentalized and more fragmented and mobile.

    From Dinaw Mengestu, A 'How To' With Few Answers

  • When we're nostalgic, we think about interactions with significant others in a sentimentalized past, and those social memories boost feelings of fellowship, researchers suggested.

    Week in Ideas: Christopher Shea

  • Some stalwart grad student could write quite a paper on the undertones and resonances of a paragraph like this one: "Through British veins runs the poisonous fake idealism of "human rights" and "sensitivity," of happy-clappy multicultural groveling and sick, weak, deracinated moral universalism -- the rotten fruit of a debased, sentimentalized Christianity."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: England's Ashes - America's Future?

  • ÂSome stalwart grad student could write quite a paper on the undertones and resonances of a paragraph like this one: "Through British veins runs the poisonous fake idealism of "human rights" and "sensitivity," of happy-clappy multicultural groveling and sick, weak, deracinated moral universalism -- the rotten fruit of a debased, sentimentalized Christianity."

    Richard (RJ) Eskow: England's Ashes - America's Future?

  • It could be argued that this sort of easy portrayal of the conflict between decency and depravity is false to the actual content of evil, a sentimentalized response.

    Point of View in Fiction

  • By the 20th century the grim realities of early colonial life had been replaced with a sentimentalized and romanticized version of a reinvented past.

    Symbols of Our Nation

  • Not coincidentally, emotional relationships between parents and children were less affectionate back then -- and childhood was much less sentimentalized.

    Wray Herbert: Is Joyful Parenthood A Myth?

  • The general take on the power of storytelling and music is badly overwrought and sentimentalized.

    REVIEW: The January Dancer by Michael Flynn

  • The novel's narrator has been recast as a young whaling novice, called Greenhorn, who observes the action and finds a friend in Queequeg, the pagan harpooner; their unlikely bond is another, somewhat sentimentalized, level of the plot.

    Taming the Whale

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