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the violinist played that piece mawkishly
- Ross is a filmmaker with a taste for inherently sentimental tales (he wrote Big and Dave, wrote and directed Pleasantville) but the discipline not to play mawkishly to our sentiments.
- The pilot features melodramas involving a homeless woman, a deceased relative, a hospitalized soldier, a suicidal patient and an abandoned baby, all of which resolve as mawkishly .
- So mawkishly does the cornball song, with its vaguely Kurt Weillish tune, exploit the pathos of divided Berlin that the Voice of America has refused to play it, and West German .