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  • platitude — noun absence of meaning, banality, cliche, commonplace expression, commonplace idea, commonplace phrase, dearth of ideas, dull comment, flat saying, hackneyed expression, hackneyed idea, hackneyed phrase, hackneyed saying, inanity, insipid remark …   Law dictionary

  • cliché — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. stereotype, plate, cut (See printing); truism, commonplace, platitude; banality, triviality, bromide (inf.). See maxim. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. commonplace, platitude, truism, bromide, stereotype,… …   English dictionary for students

  • cliché — [n] overused, hackneyed phrase adage, banality, boiler plate*, bromide, buzzword, chestnut*, commonplace, corn*, counterword, familiar tune, motto, old story*, platitude, potboiler, prosaism, proverb, rubber stamp*, saying, shibboleth, slogan,… …   New thesaurus

  • trite — trite, hackneyed, stereotyped, threadbare, shopworn are comparable when they describe something, especially a once effective idea or expression in writing or art or a dramatic plot, lacking the power to evoke attention or interest because it… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • nothing — [[t]nʌ̱θɪŋ[/t]] ♦ nothings 1) PRON INDEF NEG Nothing means not a single thing, or not a single part of something. I ve done nothing much since coffee time... Mr Pearson said he knew nothing of his wife s daytime habits... He was dressed in jeans… …   English dictionary

  • trite — adjective (triter; tritest) Etymology: Latin tritus, from past participle of terere to rub, wear away more at throw Date: 1548 hackneyed or boring from much use ; not fresh or original • tritely adverb • triteness noun Synonyms …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Norman Finkelstein — For the poet, see Norman Finkelstein (poet). Norman Finkelstein Finkelstein giving a talk at Suffolk University in 2005 Born December 8, 1953 (1953 12 08) …   Wikipedia

  • Places in Harry Potter — J. K. Rowling s Harry Potter universe contains numerous settings for the events in her fantasy novels. These locations are categorised as a dwelling, school, shopping district, or government affiliated locale. Contents 1 Dwellings 1.1 The Burrow… …   Wikipedia

  • Psalms — • The Psalter, or Book of Psalms, is the first book of the Writings , i.e. of the third section of the printed Hebrew Bible of today. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psalms     Psalms …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • V bomber — The term V bomber was used for the Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft during the 1950s and 1960s that comprised the United Kingdom s strategic nuclear strike force. The bombers, whose names all started with the letter V , were the Vickers Valiant… …   Wikipedia

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