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platitude
used in The Screwtape Letters

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Definition
a commonly repeated or obvious remark made as though it was insightful or instructive
  • This attitude, especially during sermons, creates the condition (most hostile to our whole policy) in which platitudes can become really audible to a human soul.
    Chapter 16 (30% in)
  • For humans must not be allowed to notice that all great moralists are sent by the Enemy not to inform men but to remind them, to restate the primeval moral platitudes against our continual concealment of them.
    Chapter 23 (50% in)
  • The earliest converts were converted by a single historical fact (the Resurrection) and a single theological doctrine (the Redemption) operating on a sense of sin which they already had—and sin, not against some new fancy-dress law produced as a novelty by a "great man", but against the old, platitudinous, universal moral law which they had been taught by their nurses and mothers.
    Chapter 23 (71% in)
  • The Enemy loves platitudes.
    Chapter 25 (79% in)

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