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used in This Side of Paradise

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a commonly repeated or obvious remark made as though it was insightful or instructive
  • There is no more dangerous gift to posterity than a few cleverly turned platitudes.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (97% in)
  • Once he dreamt that it had come true and woke up in a cold panic, for in his dream she had been a silly, flaxen Clara, with the gold gone out of her hair and platitudes falling insipidly from her changeling tongue.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (53% in)
  • Here were domestic oceans And a sky that we might reach, Guns and a guarded border, Gantlets—but not to fling, Thousands of old emotions And a platitude for each, Songs in the time of order— And tongues, that we might sing.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (79% in)
  • If he can be educated to think clearly, concisely, and logically, freed of his habit of taking refuge in platitudes and prejudices and sentimentalisms, then I'm a militant Socialist.
    2.5 — The Egotist Becomes a Personage (80% in)

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