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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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With more than 28 years of experience in the financial services industry, Schmaltz began in 1986 as a Fidelity Investments representative out of Dallas before moving to Bear Stearns in 1989.
Schmaltz begins from the Scholastic context (Chapter 1) with special emphasis on Suarez (1548-1617) whose Metaphysical Disputations is shown to be a (if not the) most important source of metaphysical notions adopted and adapted by Descartes.
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).
It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at such schmaltz.
And in the swift finale, Bell summoned real gypsy passion without succumbing to schmaltz.
The grandad may have been consigned to a rest home, but the latest advert for Werther's Original has lost none of the brand's trademark schmaltz.
Schmaltz and his staff of 33 technicians maintain 1850 pieces of rolling stock.
His paganism is not separate from schmaltz, teardrops at the sound of Nico singing "Deutschland uber alles.
Michael Fraser, Gerard Kinane and Bernard Schmaltz are expected to undergo secret church trials in the coming months to determine the validity of charges that they molested boys while acting as priests.
Candor, warmth, and just the right touch of schmaltz betray her--she's not one of the cool kids.
Inevitably, the road to happiness becomes rocky and there's bucket-loads of schmaltz along the way.
In the decades that followed, Carle churned out 30-plus movies, which included an extravagantly kitsch musical (Fantastica, 1980), classic Quebecois schmaltz (Les Plouffe, 1981), a quick-witted documentary on chess (Jouer sa vie, 1982) and homegrown surrealism (Pudding chomeur, 1996), a candy-coloured tribute to the underclass.
Partners in "Borrowed Wings" share a more seasoned affection, buoyed by a bit of tongue-in-cheek musical schmaltz.
Covering the period from contact to the present, Schmaltz outlines the complex story of Ojibwa movement into Southern Ontario, and the process and effects of their dispossession from much of that region.
You will need a little more chicken broth or schmaltz (rendered chicken fat) to make the chopped mixture spreadable.