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  • v  make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities
  • v  look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment
  • v  act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression

  • Alan Rickman in (press release)
    As Alan Rickman, whose idea it was to turn Rachel's work into drama, says: "We were never going to paint Rachel as a golden saint or sentimentalise her, but we also needed to face the fact that she'd been demonised. We wanted to present a balanced...
  • David Attenborough in The Herald
    As Attenborough says: "It's a very narrow line. You can't in my view eliminate it entirely - that is to sentimentalise and distort reality - but, equally, some of it is very hard to take."

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