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maudlin plea

  • as insob story
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Synonyms for maudlin plea

noun hard luck story
  • emotional appeal
  • hardship tale
  • heartbreaker
  • human interest
  • maudlin plea
  • pathos
  • schmaltz
  • sentimentalism
  • tale of woe
  • tearjerker
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