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hackneyed
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Sense and Sensibility
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  • I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.
  • —Every line, every word was—in the hackneyed metaphor which their dear writer, were she here, would forbid—a dagger to my heart.

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  • She writes in a hackneyed manner with nothing original.
  • The most hackneyed phrase in Silicon Valley these days is "We’re the next Google."

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