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bromide
used in The Fountainhead

11 uses
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Definition
something said so many times before, it lacks significance
  • The Cosmo-Slotnick Building rose ponderously over the street, like a big white bromide.
    2.11 — Part 2 Chapter 11 (1% in)
  • Like a bromide.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (32% in)
  • One could make a bromide of one's life, he thought; but not of one's death.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (32% in)
  • My face, Mr. Holcombe, is just as much of a public bromide.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (64% in)
  • She said: "May I name another vicious bromide you've never felt?
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (50% in)
  • It's not a bromide, it's practically an institution.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (62% in)
  • Can you imagine a solid bromide undressing his soul as if it were a revelation?
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (43% in)
  • It makes him no bigger than an ant—isn't that the correct bromide for the occasion?
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (45% in)
  • That seems to be the official bromide of our century.
    4.5 — Part 4 Chapter 5 (73% in)
  • Bromide, Peter.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (78% in)
  • The rule of the bromide.
    4.14 — Part 4 Chapter 14 (78% in)

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

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