That kind of maudlin touch is what we expect … and live for.
The program manages to avoid the maudlin, in part because these patients are trained entertainers.
The death of Little Nell may be the most famous of Victorian death scenes, but it is hardly the most maudlin.
Whenever the script seems ready to surrender to maudlin excess, Gosling and McAdams are there to pull it back.
This is a book that cries out like one of his maudlin ditties to be edited.
He is examined and arraigned; writes a maudlin letter to Elizabeth.
The world has been degenerating into a maudlin state of sentiment for some years.
Mrs. Morel was always indignant with drunken men that they must sing that hymn when they got maudlin.
So was he above the maudlin sentiment of the "great lovers of noble histories."
In a maudlin way he stuttered: "L-o-o-k-o-u-t, Lin, she'll k-k-i-c-k you."
c.1600, "tearful," from Middle English fem. proper name Maudelen (early 14c.), from Magdalene (Old French Madelaine), woman's name, originally surname of Mary the repentant sinner forgiven by Jesus in Luke vii:37 (see Magdalene). In paintings, she often was shown weeping as a sign of repentance. Meaning "characterized by tearful sentimentality" is recorded by 1630s.