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trite
used in The Fountainhead

6 uses
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Definition
lacking impact — typically because it is common or overused
  • The sweetest story ever told—and the tritest.
    2.4 — Part 2 Chapter 4 (38% in)
  • But the Wynand papers had no policy, save that of reflecting the greatest prejudices of the greatest number, and this made for an erratic direction, but a recognizable direction, nevertheless: toward the inconsistent, the irresponsible, the trite and the maudlin.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (77% in)
  • A few lines, the structure of a few muscles showed a magnificent talent that could not be hidden, that broke fiercely through the rest; the rest was a deliberate attempt to be obvious, vulgar and trite, a clumsy effort, unconvincing and tortured.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (51% in)
  • Honestly, I know it does sound trite, but what else can I say?
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (22% in)
  • The things being done on the stage were merely trite and crass; but the undercurrent made them frightening.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (58% in)
  • But even the trite has to be originated by someone at some time.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (78% in)

There are no more uses of "trite" in The Fountainhead.

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