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Word: sentimental

Definition: swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments

Sentences Containing 'sentimental'

""That's my first attempt at a ballad proper...It shows that I wrote sentimental love ballads way back when"", Lennon stated in his 1980 Playboy Magazine Interview.
"Salon"'s Louis Bayard characterized the book as "alternately incisive and gauzy", praising the book for its reporting while critiquing its language as at-times sentimental and its outlook as more optimistic than the facts warrant.
"That is the reward, and I have reason to know that there are sentimental considerations in the background which would induce the Countess to part with half her fortune if she could but recover the gem."
A businessman named Anton Karabine (Demetrios Myrat) claims to be an old friend of Paparanic and offers to buy the boat for "sentimental" reasons, but the huge amounts that he offers makes Tintin suspicious and on his advice Haddock turns the offer down.
A reviewer considered it overly sentimental, saying that "Miss Cheavens poses a stark enough dilemma for her hero, but takes care to avoid coming to grips with reality from that point on."
A sentimental reformer in architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation.
Additionally, he regards that the series' end was "a little sentimental, a little sad."
And he sings well," and that "It's quite a thrill to have a movie made of my life.…I'm very sentimental about it, and it's very, very good.
As Eidelman's style of composing changed towards more sentimental and minimalistic scores, so did the films for which he scored.
During his years in the Senate, the Houston Post once said of him: “He is a warm-hearted, even sentimental individual who has a sincere sympathy for the poor and unfortunate.
Gere thought the ending would not work because it was too sentimental. Hackford was initially inclined to agree with Gere until during a rehearsal the extras playing the workers began to cheer and cry.
Goofily surreal and straightforwardly sentimental by turns, this one's a don't-miss for longtime Prine fans and anyone else with a taste for idiosyncratic singer-songwriters."
He applied it to every sentimental remark, and to every pathetic song.
He cut short his time in Argentina for sentimental reasons and rejoined Católica in 1944, winning the national championships of 1949 and 1954.
He got cheerfully sentimental about the town, and proposed success to it; observing that Mrs. Micawber and himself had been made extremely snug and comfortable there and that he never should forget the agreeable hours they had passed in Canterbury.
He has no fins on his back (most other porpoises have), he has a lovely tail, and sentimental Indian eyes of a hazel hue.
He was a romantic, sentimental, melodramatic fraud, and his bearing impressed me with awe.
He was standing with his arms folded, over against the wall, looking at the spikes on the top, with a sentimental expression, as if they were the interlacing boughs of trees that had shaded him in his youth.
Hence "Entertainment Weekly" deemed it "drearily sentimental and banal" while Jon Burlingame was slightly more positive, describing it as a happy and unthreatening.
His naturalistic and somewhat sentimental marble "L'Ammostatore" ("The Bird's-nest Stealer", 1820) took its inspiration from under-appreciated Quattrocento Florentine sculptors like Andrea Verrocchio.
His writing is considered original in that it combines the dramatic and sentimental spirit of Romanticism with a highly personal combination of sarcasm, bitterness and dark humour.
I have been trying all I could to get down to the sentimental part of it, but I can not accomplish it.
I think there is no genuinely sentimental part to it.
In 1922 the most famous, "El bailarín del cabaret", was staged with the César Ratti's company, where Corsini triunfó (had a success) with "Patotero sentimental".
In 2001, Torres scored a major club hit with the sentimental love song "Back in Your Arms Again."
In all that he says and does he is simply repeating the lesson he has learned from his books; and therefore, it is absurd to speak of him in the gushing strain of the sentimental critics when they dilate upon his nobleness, disinterestedness, dauntless courage, and so forth.
In his November 10, 1933, review in "The New York Herald Tribune", Richard Watts, Jr. wrote that Sullavan "plays the tragic and lovelorn heroine of this shrewdly sentimental orgy with such forthright sympathy, wise reticence and honest feeling that she establishes herself with some definiteness as one of the cinema people to be watched".
Indiaglitz gave it 3.5 stars out of 5 and wrote, "Arun's direction deserves much more than appreciation, one for coming up with a clean family entertaining movie, two for bringing out a full length picture out of a short story" and added "the screenplay could have been a little quicker for the sentimental scenes look very stretchy and could have been made thinner".
It is very natural in its methods withal, far more so than many fantastic enterprises and sentimental experiments, and hence its singular success.
Jazz drummer Gene Krupa is singled out for featuring on the first four tracks, while trumpeter Bill Berry receives featured credit for is performance on "I'm Getting Sentimental Over You".
Joaquín's stories in particular were sentimental, reminiscing about the Philippines' Spanish past as well as lamenting its decline.
Oh, boys, don't be sentimental; it's bad for the digestion!
Other sentimental songs would follow, such as 'Squeeze Her Gently' and 'The Pet of Rotten Row', and 'Strolling along with Nancy.'
Peter O'Doherty wrote the band's next single, the sentimental "Close Again" (November), from their fourth album, "Creatures of Leisure", released in April 1983 and produced by Brown and Dunlop, which peaked at No. 8.
Some others found it politically simplistic and sentimental. Controversies.
Starr's 1970 solo debut album, "Sentimental Journey", consists entirely of standards: Later covers by Ringo:
Tell me where to come to; and in two hours I'll produce myself in any state you please, sentimental or comical.'
The critic of the "Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News" wrote: "The first act... is occupied in a very fresh illustration of a familiar subject. For the hand of pretty Jennie Talbot, the sentimental daughter of a wholesale cheesemonger, there have been two rivals, Foggerty and Walkinshaw...
The image of the woman standing behind her man and his job became a sentimental theme in union literature.
The less well-known "Sunday Dinner for a Soldier" (1944) is "a warm, sentimental little tale about an impoverished, parentless brood who have their hearts set on entertaining a service man."
The reopening of the University was pushed back to January 10 due to the dilapidated condition of the buildings on the campus and also because of sentimental emotions attached to the date as the original opening of South Carolina College.
The sentimental ballad was recorded toward the end of 1950 by Guy Mitchell with Mitch Miller and his orchestra, in a recording issued by Columbia Records as catalog number 39067, which sold over a million copies and reached #2 on the Billboard charts in 1951.
The staff of "Halliwell's Film Guide" called it "Gruesomely sentimental and manipulative".
Then he studied under James Pradier, where he absorbed Pradier's style, combining a neoclassical treatment with sentimental subject matter and a taste for "genre", but developed a reputation for overconfident laziness.
These included sentimental pieces such as 'Poor Jo', which had her playing the character of a workhouse child.
This led to excessive marketing of land, which lost its sentimental grip on the farmer.
Though of sometimes questionable factuality, these tales hold a sentimental place in Saronno culture.
Tournois changes all the negative and sentimental context of this heartrending legend and gives it a new positive and even humoristic connotation.
Virgil’s award winning artwork was a sentimental drawing commemorating Legacy Week showing the ghost of soldier embracing his schoolgirl daughter who is laying a wreath to his memory.
With "Mi Noche Triste", the birth of sentimental tango took place.

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