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The Age of Innocence
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  • it was hateful to find himself the prisoner of this hackneyed vocabulary.
  • In the galleries the enthusiasm was unreserved; in the stalls and boxes, people smiled a little at the hackneyed sentiments and clap-trap situations, and enjoyed the play as much as the galleries did.

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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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