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He hardly campaigned, and when he did, he often focused on local issues and spoke in platitudes.
THE STRANGE, ONE-OF-A-KIND POLITICAL CAMPAIGN THAT ALMOST LANDED WALTER JOHNSON IN CONGRESSFREDERIC J. FROMMEROCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
An argument that peters out or ends in platitudes loses much of its impact.
HOW TO PITCH AND WRITE AN OPINION PIECE FOR MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEWAMY NORDRUMOCTOBER 15, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
Corporate America’s response should go beyond platitudes and simply checking boxes on diversity initiatives.
3 WAYS TO MAKE SURE CORPORATE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EFFORTS HAVE A LASTING IMPACTMATTHEWHEIMERAUGUST 31, 2020FORTUNE
For those looking to actually enact progress—especially leaders at the organizations where tired, thinly stretched workers dread hearing the next empty platitude—it’s time for a change in vocabulary.
SUCCESSFUL LEADERS OF THE FUTURE WILL SHARE THREE MAIN TRAITSULYSSES SMITHJULY 9, 2020QUARTZ
Instead of tone-deaf messages and empty platitudes, enterprises should walk the walk.
ECOMMERCE MARKETING THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY WILL BE TRICKY: FOUR MUST DOSEVELYN JOHNSONJUNE 23, 2020SEARCH ENGINE WATCH
I doubt if most people, although they would call that a platitude, realize that heredity is anything more than a telling word.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
His Lordship's sense of humor must a little have failed him, when he penned the platitude of the last few words.
THE LIFE OF NELSON, VOL. I (OF 2)A. T. (ALFRED THAYER) MAHAN
Mr. Platitude was filled with wrath, and abused Dissenters in most unmeasured terms.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
When I awoke from my reverie the Reverend Mr. Platitude was quitting the apartment.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
I speak advisedly,” said he, in continuation, “there is one Platitude.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
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