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Word: sentimental

Definition: swayed by sentiment; appealing to the sentiments


Sentences Containing 'sentimental'

A sentimental reformer in architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation.
It is very natural in its methods withal, far more so than many fantastic enterprises and sentimental experiments, and hence its singular success.
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.
He applied it to every sentimental remark, and to every pathetic song.
He was a romantic, sentimental, melodramatic fraud, and his bearing impressed me with awe.
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.
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.
"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."
Tell me where to come to; and in two hours I'll produce myself in any state you please, sentimental or comical.'
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.
He has no fins on his back (most other porpoises have), he has a lovely tail, and sentimental Indian eyes of a hazel hue.
Oh, boys, don't be sentimental; it's bad for the digestion!

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