• WordNet 3.6
    • v sentimentalize act in a sentimental way or indulge in sentimental thoughts or expression
    • v sentimentalize look at with sentimentality or turn into an object of sentiment "Don't sentimentalize the past events"
    • v sentimentalize make (someone or something) sentimental or imbue with sentimental qualities "Too much poetry sentimentalizes the mind","These experiences have sentimentalized her"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Sentimentalize To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.
    • v. i Sentimentalize To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sentimentalize To indulge in sentiment; talk sentiment; play the sentimentalist.
    • sentimentalize To render sentimental; give a sentimental character to.
    • sentimentalize Also spelled sentimentalise.
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  • Aldous Huxley
    “It's with bad sentiments that one makes good novels.”
  • William S. Burroughs
    “In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality.”
  • Madame Belazy
    Madame Belazy
    “Sentiment is the ripened fruit of fantasy.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “We live by our imagination, our admiration s, and our sentiments.”
  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Public sentiment is everything, with it nothing can fail, without it nothing can succeed.”
  • Seneca
    “Nothing is so contemptible as the sentiments of the mob.”


In literature:

His Fortune was such, that he wanted very little Introduction to speak his Sentiments to her Father.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
The sentiment is discreet without losing its intensity in order to attract public notice.
"Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D." by Clara Erskine Clement
However, he could not have dared to hint at these sentiments.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
They cheered the sentiment and gave their votes for the speaker, who was re-elected by a large majority.
"The Abolitionists" by John F. Hume
Remorse consumes me because of my sentimental stupidity by moonlight.
"The Cross of Berny" by Emile de Girardin
I still retain sentimental feelings toward her.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
War is not an affair of sentiment.
"New York Times, Current History, Vol 1, Issue 1" by Various
Sentimentalism, in the sense given it by Prof. Ladd, is the emotional aspect of idealism.
"Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic" by Sidney L. Gulick
Though neither of them speak their sentiments, they well understand each other.
"An History of Birmingham (1783)" by William Hutton
It is not simply an ideal which feeds the fancy, nor the flimsy emotion of a sentimental heart.
"The Christian Home" by Samuel Philips
From this generous if somewhat disloyal sentiment his reverence was expressing dissent.
"The Shadow of a Crime A Cumbrian Romance" by Hall Caine
Your periods flow with ease, and your composition has every grace of style and sentiment.
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
Distrust it in the things of sentiment; is delicacy of sentiment so common a thing that you can accord it to the multitude?
"Diderot and the Encyclopaedists (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Morley
In this address will and thought and sentiments combine.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee
Have you noticed a great change in public sentiment in the last three or four years?
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Interviews" by Robert G. Ingersoll
This statute, under which this indictment is drawn, is not in accordance with the spirit of that splendid sentiment.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 11 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Miscellany" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Many suspected of Union sentiments were lynched.
"The Iron Furnace" by John H. Aughey
They put their heads together, and agreed not to tell their mother, whose sentiments were so uncertain, but to go first to the burgomaster.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
I must say that I admire your candor, but not your sentiment.
"The White Rose of Memphis" by William C. Falkner
The stranger was Cimarron Bill; and in his youth Mr. Masterson was sentimental.
"The Sunset Trail" by Alfred Henry Lewis

In poetry:

"The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,
Which is constantly carries about,
And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—
A sentiment open to doubt.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
From Liberia's peaceful western coast
To the foaming Cape at the southern end,
There's but one law and sentiment sublime,
One flag, and its emblem of which we boast.
"Hail! United States of Africa" by Marcus Mosiah Garvey
"The fourth is its fondness for bathing-machines,
Which it constantly carries about,
And believes that they add to the beauty of scenes—
A sentiment open to doubt.
"Fit The Second - The Bellman's Speech" by Lewis Carroll
And show my love by yielding him his due;
For sentimental love is ever vain,
It cannot peace, much less heaven's favor gain;
But those who love in deed are blessed and true.
"True Love" by Joseph Horatio Chant
Nevertheless , our fall is certain. Above,
on the walls, the mourning has already begun.
The memories and the sentiments of our days weep.
Bitterly Priam and Hecuba weep for us.
"Trojans" by Constantine P Cavafy
You think they are crusaders, sent
From some infernal clime,
To pluck the eyes of Sentiment,
And dock the tail of Rhyme,
To crack the voice of Melody,
And break the legs of Time.
"The Music-Grinders" by Oliver Wendell Holmes

In news:

But whether it was sentimentality or blind loyalty, some fans sprinkled the chant throughout the game — the only silence coming when the Pistons blistered the Mavs with 34 third-quarter points.
London Olympics' Opening Ceremonies full of sentiment and cheekiness .
Consumer sentiment still choppy .
"Rock of Ages," I'm sure, plays well as a Broadway musical I'm sure but as a summer movie filler I'm not so much sold on was the complete sentiment I had going to watch this movie.
For many of the people of Belding there is a strong sentimental attachment to the clock tower that is a part of the Gibson property.
State Duma weighs law protecting religious sentiment.
Anti-arena sentiment would have win big in order for Think Big to lose momentum.
But who isn't sen­ti­men­tal about lilacs .
VEILED SENTIMENTS Honor and Poetry in a Bedouin Society.
I understand the sentiments of the Vietnam veteran who wrote a letter last week.
Takes photos of signs displaying anti BP sentiments in Grand Isle, La.
This is partly true, but mostly sentimental gloss.
I don't care for excessively sentimental art of any kind, and many Christmas plays are just that.
A car's "Save Taunton State" bumper sticker echoes the sentiment of many hospital advocates in the area.
In our culture it has become a very sentimental thing of looking towards the baby Jesus and His birth.

In science:

This is the task of classifying a text as being either sub jective or ob jective, or with having positive, negative or neutral sentiment [33, 24, 30].
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
However, the sentiment of online user reviews is often provided by the user.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
As such, a more interesting problem is to adapt sentiment classifiers to blogs and discussion forums to extract additional opinions of products and services [23, 20].
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
Readers are often interested not only in the general sentiment towards an ob ject, but also in a detailed opinion analysis for each these aspects.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
These considerations underline a need for models that automatically detect aspects discussed in an arbitrary fragment of a review and predict the sentiment of the reviewer towards these aspects.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
Fine-grained sentiment systems typically solve the task in two phases.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
The second phase uses standard techniques to classify and aggregate sentiment over each of these aspects [19, 6].
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
For the quantitative analysis we will show that the topics generated from the multi-grained topic model can significantly improve multi-aspect ranking , which attempts to rate the sentiment of individual aspects from the text of user reviews in a supervised setting.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
If our topic model identifies a food topic (or topics), then this information could be used as valuable features when predicting the sentiment of an aspect since it will inform the classifier which sentences are genuinely about which aspects.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
This method is then used to compare extractive versus abstractive summarizations for sentiment .
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
For example, Zhuang et al. work on sentiment summarization for movie reviews.
Modeling Online Reviews with Multi-grain Topic Models
Next, we study how sentiments are created, how positive and negative opinions propagate and how they in fluence people.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
In Section 6, we present our analysis on sentiments and their effects.
Predicting the Future with Social Media
Sentiment analysis is a well-studied problem in linguistics and machine learning, with different classifiers and langua ge models employed in earlier work , .
Predicting the Future with Social Media
Here, we constructed a sentiment analysis classifier using t he LingPipe linguistic analysis package 6 which provides a set of open-source java libraries for natural language processing tasks.
Predicting the Future with Social Media