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1(emotional)(song/movie/person) sentimentallet's not get sentimental about it — no nos pongamos sentimentales
- Marlene did have a sentimental attachment the place they were in now, but she was like that.
- Managers often become sentimental about products, hoping that sales will pick up when the market improves.
- This picture is published purely for sentimental reasons.
- The film isn't sentimental about death, the propagation of species, or other biological occurrences.
- She has now played four tournaments and won three of them, but there is very little sentimental about her.
- It's also for sentimental people who cry when they see something lovely.
- Or maybe it's just because I'm often at my most sentimental at breakfast time.
- But for sentimental and historical reasons, they are worth a fortune.
- I am betraying little if I say that the piece concludes with two happy couples and much sentimental claptrap.
- There is nothing crass or sentimental about these tales.
- I still have a deep sentimental attachment to the union.
- Call me sentimental if you wish, but this was something I had to do.
- Although her father had passed away a number of years ago she explained that her mother had kept his car for sentimental reasons.
- In fact, he bore neither a religious nor a sentimental attachment to Zionism.
- Not to get overly sentimental, but it's a true hero's journey.
- He claims sentimental reasons for the purchases.
- I have never entertained a sentimental attachment to the poverty or hardships my ancestors endured.
- ‘All I had was a pink rattle that I kept for sentimental reasons,’ she said.
- Other employers keep poorly performing employees for purely sentimental reasons, like they knew their relatives.
- Or, is it being overly sentimental about a pile of bricks and mortar?
- Sometimes Derek needed to be a bit more sentimental.
- Wanting it back for sentimental reasons we had a trace put on it.
- The only barrier, as they see it, is a vague, sentimental attachment among consumers towards natural cork.
- Probably not the best solution if you have a sentimental attachment to the dress.
- I would try selling the pendant first to a cousin, but, despite being a family heirloom, I don't have a great sentimental attachment to it.
- Perhaps he was just being overly sentimental, but he felt at peace here.
- Peter was not a sentimental person - in public he wasn't - but he had an honesty in his songwriting that just touches you.
- Venezuela was chosen as his final destination for sentimental reasons - it's his mother's birthplace and where he grew up.
- He had no sentimental attachment to the planet or the two girls whatsoever.
- Some are too sentimental for my taste, and some are descriptions, not stories.
- We all exchanged awkward hugs and tried not to get too sentimental.
- Guys can be caring, even sentimental at times - believe it or not.
- In fact, it's about the only item of clothing that I keep for purely sentimental reasons.
- I'm usually not very sentimental about old things that I don't use anymore.
- Tell everyone it's best not to get too sentimental about pets.
- Voters were told to consider among other items melody, lyrics, some historical reason, and even sentimental motives.
- He likes France, but he goes too far in getting sentimental about it.
- Deep down, he is one of the most sentimental people I know, but it is not in his nature to show it externally.
- Her parents, thinking the gloves were for sentimental reasons, hadn't said a word.
- I never seriously envisaged going back there, even if it did cross my mind for sentimental reasons.
2(concerning emotions)it had sentimental value — tenía (un) valor sentimental
- a sentimental journey to the town where he was born — un viaje nostálgico a su pueblo natal
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