Sentence Examples


  • In spite of that, Lydgate is characteristically medieval - medieval in his prolixity, his platitude, his want of judgment and his want of taste; medieval also in his pessimism, his Mariolatry and his horror of death.
  • If George Eliot is guilty of a platitude when she says that " consequences are unpitying," then Butler's argument is empty: but not otherwise.
  • Asked about tax policy, George was only able to mouth platitudes about being in principle in favor of low taxes.
  • Banal, empty platitudes fill its pages like wet cardboard clogging a dustbin.
  • Drowned out not just by the violent protest but also by the bland platitudes of the world supposed "leaders."

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