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Word: hackneyed

Definition: commonplace; trite


Sentences Containing 'hackneyed'

``But that expression of`violently in love'is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite, that it gives me very little idea.
If the theme were hackneyed, I should be obliged to deal gently with the reader; but since it is wholly new, I have felt at liberty to take up a considerable degree of room with it.

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