Word usage examples
Why, that mawworm was trying to diddle me out of my whole bank account!
Indeed, it had come to him, like a mawworm gnawing away at his insides, that she had been taking the precaution of removing Philippe to a place of safety before she herself set off knowingly into danger.
And then it came to him, insidiously, like a mawworm gnawing away at his pat assumptions.
He was a fine gent, very pleasant to everyone, even that mawworm Watson.
Since my family came to Canada, in 1888, the Hawsers and the Mawworms have rather lost touch, and I am anxious to renew the connection.
The seeds of the white Poppy are known us mawseed, or balewort, and are given as food to singing birds.
She had responded to the atmosphere of, if not mutual support, then mutual resistance, a unifying scorn for the preconceptions and mawkish sympathies of the outside world, and learnt to joke loudly and laugh falsely at a great many things that by most standards were not very funny.
Maybe, with your highly specialized interests, it seems mawkish, moony, and annoyingly unprofessional.
At Harrow, he formed a close, and, to my mind, a pretty mawkish friendship with young Elmore.
This mawkish reason for trying to marry Lucilla to his son merely because he and my brother were as thick as inkle-weavers fairly turns my stomach!