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Sentimentality

Checkers
dog given as gift to Nixon; used in his defense of political contributions during presidential campaign (1952). [Am. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 126]
Dondi
comic strip in which sentimentality is the main motif. [Comics: Horn, 217–218]
Fauntleroy, Little Lord
impossibly kind and unselfish child is loved by all and reforms selfish grandfather. [Am. Lit.: Benét, 591]
Five Little Peppers
saccharine story of five orphans. [Am. Lit.: Harriet Lothrop Five Little Peppers and How They Grew in Hart, 495]
Goody Two Shoes
mawkish girl, overpleased to have two shoes, exclaims her fortune to all. [Nurs. Rhyme: “Little Goody Two Shoes” in Barnhart, 502]
Hardy, Andy
protagonist of 1930s series of sentimental “family” movies. [Am. Cinema: Griffith, 300]
Little Nell
death scene of sweet child epitomizes sentimentality. [Br. Lit.: Old Curiosity Shop]
Mary Magdalene
portrayed traditionally in art as weeping; whence, maudlin. [Art: Misc.]
Orsino
plays role of languishing lover. [Br. Lit.: Twelfth Night]
Sentimental Tommy
forever playing the hero, he fails to be the faithful lover and husband of his adoring Grizel. [Br. Lit.: J. M. Barrie Sentimental Tommy in Benét, 914]
sob sister
journalist who handles advice to lovelorn column. [Am. Journalism: Brewer Dictionary, 1016]
Sweet Adeline
tune of a man’s former romance, usually sung in barbershop harmony. [Am. Music: Hart, 823]
Waltons, The
television show of depression-era America softened by nostalgia. [TV: Terrace, II, 418–419]
Werther
artistic young man whose ultra-romantic life is filled with hopeless passions. [Ger. Lit.: The Sorrows of Young Werther in Magill I, 915]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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There are two of the lines in which a sentiment is conveyed that embodies the all in all of the divine passion of Love -- a sentiment which, perhaps, has found its echo in more, and in more passionate, human hearts than any other single sentiment ever embodied in words: --
This it is which administers to his delight in the manifold forms, and sounds, and odors and sentiments amid which he exists.
The poem on the whole, however, is chiefly to be admired for the graceful insouciance of its metre, so well in accordance with the character of the sentiments, and especially for the ease of the general manner.
It is by Motherwell, and is called "The Song of the Cavalier." With our modern and altogether rational ideas of the absurdity and impiety of warfare, we are not precisely in that frame of mind best adapted to sympathize with the sentiments, and thus to appreciate the real excellence of the poem.
The Corsican had taken pleasure in developing these savage sentiments in the heart of his daughter, precisely as a lion teaches the lion- cubs to spring upon their prey.
"This expression of your sentiments," he remarked at last, "is interesting so far as it goes.
Finally, those sentiments dictate the lines--grateful, sympathetic, paternal lines--which appear in this place.
"Adam has spoken," said she hurriedly; "his sentiments are likewise mine."
During that five-hour stretch in anticipation of the rate decision, bullish sentiment for the SPY was 58% among StockTwits posters.
The July sentiment surveys have shown diverging patterns that have left a small net decline for the month, as trade war fears have seemingly overshadowed optimism from the trade truce, rate cuts, elevated stock prices, and rising consumer confidence.
(Alliance News) - Economic sentiment softened in the eurozone in July, largely caused by the industrial and construction sectors, the European Commission said on Tuesday.