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  • n. Alternative form of hokiness.


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  • Completely agree about the wooden acting in many of the stock supporting roles, which only accentuated the hokeyness at times.

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  • It screams B-movie hokeyness, two extremes that should never be combined.

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  • The hokeyness of the affair made it all the more embarrassing that, at the moment in the otherwise dreadful pilot when the heroine entered the House Chamber to the familiar words “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States” and the imposing Geena Davis—Thelma!

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  • I've read criticism about the hokeyness of having the Statue of Liberty's head roll down the street, but really I can't think of a better metaphor for what it was like to watch the Towers fall.

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  • There's no room for subtlety, no place for credible dialogue, and no depth of hokeyness too remote for DOA to strive towards.

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  • He seemed agitated, though Ron guessed it had less to do with the pain from the injuries than his impatience with hokeyness like this.

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  • Nearly a dozen paintings parody the frequent hokeyness of the

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  • Asked why barbershop quartet music remains so appealing in today's world, MacMartin says it can evoke feelings of either hokeyness or nostalgia in its listeners.

  • However, I have forgiven the sometimes hokeyness of this show - private investigator Kalinda consistently finding the one piece of evidence that everyone else overlooked or the time it takes to get from signing a client to a full blown trial being obviously ridiculous.

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  • The iconic Beach Boys singer/songwriter leaves behind some recent hokeyness with his new album: "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin."

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