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Word: hackneyed

Definition: commonplace; trite


Sentences Containing 'hackneyed'

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.
It further added that only "Piece of Mind" shows any of the classical influences the band was known for, and that that particular song is by modern standards "hopelessly old-fashioned", "obvious", and "hackneyed".
``But that expression of`violently in love'is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite, that it gives me very little idea.

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