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  • A Platitude is a selfish creature, and never very grateful unless he expects a continuance of past favors.

    The Inner Sisterhood A Social Study in High Colors

  • London, and then again from a brother-author, who describes a silly and intrusive Anglican parson, called Platitude, as a puppet in the hands of

    Isopel Berners The History of certain doings in a Staffordshire Dingle, July, 1825

  • We are off to a torrid pace in today's game of Platitude Bingo.

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • The question is should we construct a separate Pantheon of Platitude or should we just add a wing to an existing structure, like the Capitol building or White House, where so much of this stuff has a natural home.

    Bob Franken: Insincerity Hall of Fame?: Just Asking

  • Platitude! is an overlong and lame and not even very accurate sendup of Hollywood cliches, but it gave Lawrence and Howes and Alda a chance to do some clowning around.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • Platitude - An idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone,and (b) that is not true.

    Easter Lemming Liberal News

  • “Old Platitude always thinks that the world is coming to an end,” said Currie.

    The American Senator

  • Platitude tried to fling himself down; and then there were various evolutions withinside the pale, and the scarlet figures got up and sat down; and this kind of thing continued for some time.

    Lavengro

  • I thought they never looked so handsome before; and close by them were the sharking priests, and not far from them was that idiotical parson Platitude, winking and grinning, and occasionally lifting up his hands as if in ecstasy at what he saw and heard, so that he drew upon himself the notice of the congregation.

    Lavengro

  • Poor Platitude! he had better have been quiet, he appeared like a child, a very infant, in their grasp; he attempted to take shelter under his college learning, but found, to his dismay, that his opponents knew more Greek and Latin than himself.

    Lavengro

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