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bromide -- as in: same old political bromides
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Atlas Shrugged
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  • That may be a bromide, boys, but that’s how I feel.
  • She thought suddenly of those modern college-infected parasites who assumed a sickening air of moral self-righteousness whenever they uttered the standard bromides about their concern for the welfare of others.
  • The crowd knew from the newspapers that he represented the evil of ruthless wealth; and-as they praised the virtue of chastity, then ran to see any movie that displayed a half-naked female on its posters-so they came to see him; evil, at least, did not have the stale hopelessness of a bromide which none believed and none dared to challenge.

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  • The politician offered the same tired bromides.
  • You will find some sleeping stuff-trional and sulphonal tablets-a packet of bromide, bicarbonate of soda, aspirin.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None

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