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How to use platitudinous in a sentence

The stoutest heart may fail, without blame, before the flat-footed pedestrianism of these platitudinous volumes.
THE GLORY OF ENGLISH PROSESTEPHEN COLERIDGE
And I do not say this simply as an echo of what others before me have said, or to use a platitudinous phrase.
SUCCESSWARDEDWARD W. BOK
Which is my platitudinous way of agreeing with the last postscript of your letter.
AUGUST FIRSTMARY RAYMOND SHIPMAN ANDREWS AND ROY IRVING MURRAY
Why not settle down upon the formula that to be platitudinous is to be happy?
THE COMPLETE ESSAYS OF C. D. WARNERCHARLES DUDLEY WARNER
It's to the honour of us anyhow that we can and do keep touching without the more platitudinous kind of demonstration of it.
THE LETTERS OF HENRY JAMES, VOL. IIHENRY JAMES
This old man, who is as loquacious as Polonius and almost as platitudinous, changes the ideas of every one he meets.
ICONOCLASTSJAMES HUNEKER
Now Poussin is, or appears to be, in many of his works a dramatic painter, and for us his drama is platitudinous.
ESSAYS ON ARTA. CLUTTON-BROCK
It was a period of the flat, stale, platitudinous, and bourgeois.
EGOISTSJAMES HUNEKER
Otherwise it is a bit platitudinous—the kind of thing that in all ages sincere demagogues have preached to the people.
DIPLOMATIC DAYSEDITH O'SHAUGHNESSY
The answer is commonplace, and sounds platitudinous: they are better than ours in some respects, and inferior in others.
LAUSANNEFRANCIS HENRY GRIBBLE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PLATITUDINOUS

  • 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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