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  • He perceived with a flash of chilling insight that in future many problems would be thus negatively solved for him; but as he paid the hansom and followed his wife’s long train into the house he took refuge in the comforting platitude that the first six months were always the most difficult in marriage.
  • This struck from all three allusions to Edgar Poe and Jules Verne, and such platitudes as naturally rise to the lips of the most intelligent when they are talking against time, and dealing with a new invention in which it would seem ingenuous to believe too soon; and the question of the telephone carried them safely back to the big house.

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  • She sprinkled her remarks with the usual political platitudes that are guaranteed to be popular with both parties.
  • My platitudes don’t hold their interest and I can hardly blame them for that.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants

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