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The water, too, had become very mawkish and vapid, and there was scarcely any tea left; what remained was used up that evening.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
Before I could answer he went on: "I'm no mawkish sentimentalist, and I won't allow anybody to be sorry for me—do you hear?"
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
Do you know, I couldn't help it; but that good lady would seem to me quite mawkish in her flattery!
MAGNUM BONUMCHARLOTTE M. YONGE
It is a poor plot, and mawkish in character, though not without merits of style.
MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
The pathos of these scenes is never false, never mawkish or overdone; it is the pathos of life itself.
ESSAYS ON MODERN NOVELISTSWILLIAM LYON PHELPS
The children shouted as the fiery sweetmeats burnt away the mawkish taste of the furmety.
THE PEACE EGG AND OTHER TALESJULIANA HORATIA EWING
I have not withstood Maitland to be won by the monkey tricks and mawkish commonplace of ordinary men.
DISCIPLINEMARY BRUNTON
Mawkish philanthropy, to say nothing of black-mail, is keeping a large portion of Sicily in a state of chronic disorder.
CHAMBERS'S JOURNAL OF POPULAR LITERATURE, SCIENCE, AND ARTVARIOUS
That was merely a matter of mawkish sentiment; this was an affair of business.
THE VICAR OF WREXHILLMRS [FRANCES] TROLLOPE
More than that, she expressed the bitterest scorn of my mawkish conscientiousness, as she called it.
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLESANNA KATHARINE GREEN

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