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lacking impact due to too much previous exposure — especially writing that is unimaginative and filled with overused expressions, ideas, and formulas
  • 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)

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