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schmaltz

Excessive or exaggerated sentimentalism, especially in art, music, or writing. Originally from Yiddish. The film is chock-full of schmaltz, to be sure, but it would take a heart of stone not to be moved by it all the same. Her latest romance novel has all the typical schmaltz we've come to expect by this point.

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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Add the chicken to the cooled, cooked vegetable mixture, along with 1/2 cup of the broth, a tablespoon or two of schmaltz (to taste), the juice of the remaining half lemon, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper.
And schmaltz? "It all comes down to schmaltz," Wex writes, describing how Jews transformed many familiar Central and Eastern European dishes into Jewish specialties by substituting goose and later chicken fat for the pork fat or lard used by their Christian neighbors.
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 mounts an argument at the opposite end of the interpretive spectrum, namely, for causal realism in Descartes's physics and causally restricted "mere conservationism" (as opposed to occasionalism and concurentism) on the part of Descartes's God.
In this book Schmaltz examines Descartes' claims concerning causal relations, arguing, against alternative readings, that they systematically portray a theory of causation that attributes efficient causality to God as well as to the things God creates and conserves.
The most energetic Westlife get on stage is getting up off their stools when they want to emote during the chorus of You Raise Me Up, before sitting back down again for the next verse of nanna-baiting schmaltz. Hardly David Lee Roth, is it now?
'TIS the week before Christmas, but racing thankfully remains a joyful diversion from all the toe-curling schmaltz and vim.
It would take a heart of stone not to laugh at such schmaltz.
"Our biggest challenge is to maintain our PM schedule," said Gary Schmaltz, acting fleet manager for the city of Dayton, Ohio.
Morgan gave his best Robert De Niro impression on King of New York and The Fun Lovin' Criminal but covers of Foxy Lady and Let's Stay Together proved how much 30 minutes of FLC's own Vegas cabaret schmaltz let the side down.
His paganism is not separate from schmaltz, teardrops at the sound of Nico singing "Deutschland uber alles." Last year Teller shot a series of ads starring himself and actress Charlotte Rampling for the fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
It's not the same, but very similar to Leonard Schmaltz's.
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.