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The Fountainhead
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  • The sweetest story ever told—and the tritest.
  • Honestly, I know it does sound trite, but what else can I say?
  • A few lines, the structure of a few muscles showed a magnificent talent that could not be hidden, that broke fiercely through the rest; the rest was a deliberate attempt to be obvious, vulgar and trite, a clumsy effort, unconvincing and tortured.
  • But the Wynand papers had no policy, save that of reflecting the greatest prejudices of the greatest number, and this made for an erratic direction, but a recognizable direction, nevertheless: toward the inconsistent, the irresponsible, the trite and the maudlin.
  • The things being done on the stage were merely trite and crass; but the undercurrent made them frightening.
  • But even the trite has to be originated by someone at some time.

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  • I know it sounds trite, but I love her; and that changes everything.
  • the trite metaphor "quick as a rabbit"

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