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schmaltz

and shmaltz (ʃmɑlts)
n. extreme sentimentality; corny sweetness. (From a Yiddish word meaning fat or oil.) I didn’t like that movie. Too much schmaltz.
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Schmaltz brings this very good question clearly into view.
Schmaltz connects Descartes to this debate through Suarez, and, indeed, most of his scholastic contextualizing refers to Suarez, who criticizes Durandus' mere conservationism and adopts a kind of Thomistic compatibilism with his 'simultaneous concurrence' theory of causation, in which God, as primary cause, concurs in distinct acts with secondary causes (42-3).
Schmaltz was Director of Investments and Managing Director of Seligman, as well as Chair of Seligman's Investment Policy Committee and a member of Seligman's Executive Committee.
Schmaltz said, "Physical Magazine has established itself in just six short years as an authoritative source of sports nutrition and fitness information.
It's long been said that this tortured savior's death for the gay community produced this expression of outrage, but that's only schmaltz.
Tchaikovsky's Fantasy-Overture, Romeo and Juliet, provided the evening's best offering, taut in its expressive urgency, dramatically structured and quite free of self-indulgent schmaltz.
His analysis (in "The Gimp") of Welles' first - and perhaps greatest - film is a wonderfully insightful reading of how Hollywood went about creating the postwar, A-film formula, exemplified by "a horse-drawn truckload of liberal schmaltz called The Best Years of Our Lives.
Bill will significantly enhance our sales capability in the crucial EMEA market," said Rick Schmaltz, senior vice president, sales and marketing.
And The Way is a film of such sapping schmaltz, you'll feel every step.
Pretty Woman director Garry Marshall plasters his film with A-List talent, so look out for tears, laughter and a whole lot of sentimental schmaltz.
America may buy schmaltz, but I'm not sure it goes down as well on this side of the pond.
If you love wedding movies but want to avoid the typical Hollywood saccharine and schmaltz, I'd say 'Yes, I do, I do, I do'.
Pixar movies are full of heartrending emotional truth and honesty - think of Sarah McLachlan singing about Jessie the Cowgirl's loneliness in ``Toy Story 2,'' or the moment Buzz Lightyear realizes that he's just a toy - but those moments have never crossed the line and turned into schmaltz.
With a maximum of heart and a minimum of schmaltz, British import Billy Elliot tells how one boy finds himself through ballet
With a little nip and tuck, writers Dempsey and Rowe have somehow managed to transform this masterpiece into pretentious, sentimental schmaltz in which everyone grows through their experiences.