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in a mawkish and emotional manner

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Palahniuk's America reflects the worst suspicions of people from across the political spectrum: money-mad, racist and mawkishly religious, it's also filled with sexed-up housewives and weed-smoking teenagers casually scoring morning-after pills.
I don't know, there's so much going on here there aren't even enough hours in the day to be mawkishly sentimental
Like Moreau, Bernard took a dispassionate attitude towards his research subjects; in viewing animals as mere machines whose 'cries were no more than the grating of gears in a machine', and in believing that 'it was mawkishly sentimental to place animal pain before the interests of science', (14) he seems to have surpassed even Decartes himself.
Kaye even negotiates the difficult -- and mawkishly written -- terrain when Jenkins takes some hits.
Accordingly, as a vehicle of memory, Almereyda's "Mousetrap" presents a retrospective narrative (though in mawkishly idealized terms) of a nuclear family that retained, before the fall, the clear familial roles of 1950's America.
Several of the stories don't begin to deserve the amount of time devoted to them, beginning with the mawkishly expressed rift between a couple--one a careerist businesswoman (Frances Tomelty), the other a bereft roofer (Dermot Crowley)--who at last discover the body of a son who has been missing for 15 years.
Though mawkishly sentimental, the memoir, in Oberdeck's generous assessment, is redeemed by its attempt to define a sense of "cultural fellowship" beyond vaudeville's stereotypes of race, class, and gender (289, 291).
Even so, Boula Boula remains impervious to the imperative of moral response and crowns his own humiliation by turning into a fawning, mawkishly contrite confessor.
This accounts partly for this fabled double-consciousness of his, where he can be mawkishly obedient to sentimental policies, and yet on the next page can undermine all of them.
He, in turn, mawkishly portrays her as "good and fine and brave," "beautifully sculptured, compact, irascible and lovely Miss Mary with the head like an Egyptian coin, the breasts from Rubens.
Although the prologue to The Golden Age is nostalgic, it is neither sad nor mawkishly despairing: Grahame's five orphans are confidently undeceived in their view of the world, and on most occasions are more acute than the Olympians whom they encounter.
Puddin'and Pete, a weak romantic comedy which premiered last year at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, was awkward and mawkishly sentimental.
It gives us a complete picture of how we got from mid-nineteenth-century publications like the Lady's Book, which was so mawkishly puritanical that it refused to mention the expression "chicken breasts" in its recipes, preferring instead the much more genteel "chicken bosoms," to contemporary men's magazines that, far from exhibiting such tender scruples, function for the American male as outright "boob bait," to use an expression with which Mencken derided the early twentieth-century equivalents of publications like Hustler and Penthouse.
Its opera of choice is Lohengrin, mawkishly sentimental in its grandiose story-line and with foursquare music totally at odds with the purportedly untrammelled unfolding of its action.