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cliché
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Definition an expression that lacks impact because it is heard so often
  • I'm tired of hearing her "pearls of wisdom" and other tired clichés.
clichés = expressions that lack impact because they are heard so often
  • Any great truth can — and eventually will — be expressed as a cliché.
    Solomon Short
  • Educators shouldn't be afraid of clichés.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • clichés = expressions that lack impact because they are heard so often
  • ...and all his adult life he has lived life pretty much like he wanted. The price, from time to time, is jail, and every time he goes in my momma dies a little more inside. I know it is a cliché to say that, but...
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • cliché = an expression that lacks impact because it is heard so often
  • Let's have some new clichés.
    Samuel Goldwyn
  • "No nuances there, only an unproven cliché," muttered Conklin.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She'd always considered such things touristy and unbearably clichéd, but Jonah had enjoyed their outings, and surprisingly, so had she.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • Though it has long been considered a sexist cliché, this experiment has proven that women are always late.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Strangely, as bored as I was with clichés, her inflection gave them something new, and set me thinking for a little while at least.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • The creatures snarled like she'd just thrown holy water on them (and please, that's such an untrue cliché about vampyres).
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • And mine to him are no less cliched.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I might have weeks or I might have months and though it's a cliché, it's true that so many of the things I once believed to be important no longer are.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • Unfazed, Trey trumps Mom's cliched hand.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • It all swirls together, cliches mixing with your own emotions, and in the end you can't tell one from the other.
    Tim O'Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • "That's such a common phrase, such a cliche, and so unflattering.
    Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl  --  Beautiful Creatures
  • I've never broken up with anybody before, and all the cliches keep running through my head.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • "If I made a joke about just dropping in," he said, "would you write me off as a cliché?"
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Ashes
  • To use a cliche, Renault, we are locked on the horns of a dilemma.
    Robert Cormier  --  The Chocolate War
  • Some clichés I understood only when they came into my heaven full speed.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • She had grown quite accustomed to the clichés of other people's lives as well as her own increasing dissatisfaction with Medallion.
    Toni Morrison  --  Sula

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