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The founder’s wealth is mostly vested in his creation, but over the past year, he has also been gifted so-called “petcoins” as part of a hokey marketing stunt.
CRYPTO MOGUL VITALIK BUTERIN’S $1B DONATION OF ‘PETCOINS’ TO CHARITY BACKFIRESTARPLEY HITTMAY 13, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
I know it sounds hokey, but if you … I know maybe at times you believe that working really hard and doing well may not get you there, but I think today it should.
GETTING MORE BANG FOR HIS BUCKS: MARC LASRY SOURCES THE SECRETS OF HIS SUCCESSISABELLE LEEMAY 5, 2021OZY
There’s a hokey down-home humor of Cal sputtering at his horse, and his hapless deputy.
‘RAFT OF STARS’ TAKES A CUE FROM HEMINGWAY, THEN PUTS A LESS MACHO SPIN ON THE ADVENTURE TALEMARK ATHITAKISAPRIL 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
There are all sorts of hokey things that allow people to use their PR budgets to buy virtue but aren’t really having the impact.
BILL GATES: RICH NATIONS SHOULD SHIFT ENTIRELY TO SYNTHETIC BEEFJAMES TEMPLEFEBRUARY 15, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Here is the poorer Italian colony; organ-grinders, ice-cream-barrow-men, "hokey-pokey" sellers, and their like.
HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS IN LONDONMRS. E. T. COOK.
They both laughed, feeling like mischievous children who had played a successful trick on the hokey-pokey man.
THE LION AND THE MOUSECHARLES KLEIN
Hokey Pokey stepped lightly forward, and dropped the round loaf down the great red throat.
THE PIG BROTHER AND OTHER FABLES AND STORIESLAURA E. RICHARDS
"Hokey, dokey," said Ishie and crawled out of the narrow aperture with the agility of a monkey.
WHERE I WASN'T GOINGWALT RICHMOND
He had scarcely opened the door when he started back in surprise, exclaiming: "By hokey, if there isn't a basket on the steps!"
JACK'S WARDHORATIO ALGER, JR.
I didn't notice anything except a hokey-pokey seller, adding his mite to the infant mortality of the district.
THE CLARIONSAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOKEY

  • banal
  • bathetic
  • bromidic
  • chain
  • cliché
  • clichéd
  • common
  • commonplace
  • cornball
  • corny
  • drained
  • dull
  • exhausted
  • familiar tune
  • flat
  • hackneyed
  • hokey
  • jejune
  • mildewed
  • moth-eaten
  • musty
  • old hat
  • ordinary
  • overused
  • overworked
  • pedestrian
  • platitudinous
  • prosaic
  • ready-made
  • routine
  • run-of-the-mill
  • set
  • shopworn
  • stale
  • stereotyped
  • stereotypic
  • stereotypical
  • stock
  • threadbare
  • timeworn
  • tired
  • uninspired
  • unoriginal
  • used-up
  • vapid
  • warmed-over
  • well-worn
  • worn
  • worn-out
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