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banal
used in Main Street

3 uses
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Definition
uninteresting due to a lack of anything original or unusual

(editor's note:  This word is correctly pronounced differently by various educated speakers of American English.)
  • She sought faith in spacious banal phrases, taken from books: "the instinctive nobility of simple souls,"
    Chapter 18 (64% in)
  • They hurt each other very much, and sometimes they were close to weeping, and invariably he used banal phrases about her duties and she used phrases quite as banal about freedom, and through it all, her discovery that she really could get away from Main Street was as sweet as the discovery of love.
    Chapter 36 (68% in)
  • They hurt each other very much, and sometimes they were close to weeping, and invariably he used banal phrases about her duties and she used phrases quite as banal about freedom, and through it all, her discovery that she really could get away from Main Street was as sweet as the discovery of love.
    Chapter 36 (68% in)

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