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bromide
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
something said so many times before, it lacks significance
  • That may be a bromide, boys, but that's how I feel.
    2.2 Part 2 Chapter 2 — The Aristocracy of Pull (32% in)
  • The crowd knew from the newspapers that he represented the evil of ruthless wealth; and-as they praised the virtue of chastity, then ran to see any movie that displayed a half-naked female on its posters-so they came to see him; evil, at least, did not have the stale hopelessness of a bromide which none believed and none dared to challenge.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (41% in)
  • She thought suddenly of those modern college-infected parasites who assumed a sickening air of moral self-righteousness whenever they uttered the standard bromides about their concern for the welfare of others.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (11% in)

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