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No; the tame and vapid acquiescents are not to be found in literature.

He was born to the camp, and not to the vapid air of courts.

And what a number of vapid and tasteless jokes would it provoke!

Some vapid, frivolous, and would-be fashionable, but all full of kindly motive.

Do they take me for so vapid a little fool that I may be compelled to any course they choose?

The fruit of her labor was in her hands, but it was vapid, tasteless, unsatisfying.

He wrote annually reams of the best-intentioned and vapid sermons.

Yet their lives were vapid monotonies, only long in months and years.

She was pretty, but her face was vapid, and seemed to have no character at all.

On the face of it nothing is so vapid and profitless as column after column of this reading.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "flat, insipid" (of drinks), from Latin vapidus "flat, insipid," literally "that has exhaled its vapor," related to vappa "stale wine," and probably to vapor "vapor." Applied from 1758 to talk and writing deemed dull and lifeless. Related: Vapidly.

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