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- it was hateful to find himself the prisoner of this hackneyed vocabulary.Chapter 31 (47% in)
hackneyed = unimaginative and filled with overused expressions
- 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.Chapter 13 (3% in)
There are no more uses of "hackneyed" in The Age of Innocence.
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