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If you deny them to the latter, all you get is poverty of ideas, and morbidity, and mawkishness.MEMOIRS OF ARTHUR HAMILTON, B. A. OF TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGEARTHUR CHRISTOPHER BENSON
Dickens's sentiment seldom rings perfectly true; too often it is sharped to flippancy, or flatted to mawkishness.WASHINGTON IRVINGHENRY W. BOYNTON
His Endymion, 1818, though disfigured by mawkishness and by some affectations of manner, was rich in promise.FROM CHAUCER TO TENNYSONHENRY A. BEERS
There were few tears and less mawkishness when the battalions moved out from their home towns on the long trail.THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR, VOLUME VIII (OF VIII)VARIOUS
The ladies, watching him, seemed by their eyes to condone the mawkishness of the demonstration which had tempted him.THE MARKET-PLACEHAROLD FREDERIC
In this expectancy of death there is no mawkishness, no pose.COMRADE KROPOTKINVICTOR ROBINSON
Nor is there any mawkishness or cheap surface sentimentality in it all.LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL 4CHARLES DUDLEY WARNER
In such a shape the patriotic instinct may tend in natures weaker than Bolingbroke's to mawkishness or sentimentality.SHAKESPEARE AND THE MODERN STAGESIR SIDNEY LEE
She was told that it bored him to play the lover; that his misconduct was her fault; and then she was accused of mawkishness!THE BERTRAMSANTHONY TROLLOPE
There is nothing in it of the mawkishness of Kelly nor of the pompous affectation of Cumberland.THEIR MAJESTIES' SERVANTS (VOLUME 2 OF 3)JOHN DORAN

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