The work is the definition of honest, trusting its material and endlessly accurate in its sense of the human condition without succumbing to bitterness or the maudlin .
He also wanted to ‘break through the maudlin emotionalism that was surrounding this subject.’
He is by turns violent, sentimental, maudlin , self-pitying, and sadistic, and has a fine line in rhetoric.
The film is directed and photographed deftly, particularly insofar as it touches the sentimental without clutching the maudlin .
I really don't understand the maudlin sentimentality that accompanies any discussion of these events.
Her poems, a mixture of maudlin sentiment, misspellings and malevolence, are staples of the sites she visits.
Much more than maudlin sentimentality was involved in the effusive tributes.
It's an interesting dynamic which I'd like to explore further when Alex isn't so emotional and even maudlin .
She didn't say anything after my sudden outburst and I assumed I had somehow made her uncomfortable with my maudlin sentiments.
Joking about the troubles of parenthood is how we share its exquisite joys without lapsing into maudlin sentimentality.