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- I do not want to believe it, but I think we might have died there, if he had lost his nerve, if he had stopped, if he had stomped hard on the accelerator and run over someone. People say all the time, with trite and silly melodrama, that someone, by their actions and clear thinking, saved their life. It may be that this time, he did save mine.Chapter 2.24 (66% in)
trite = lacking impact — because the expression is overused
- I would like to be able to say, with trite and silly melodrama, that I am sorry that my father did not live to see his son's name on a book.Prologue (92% in)
There are no more uses of "trite" in All Over but the Shoutin'.
Typical Usage (best examples)