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hackneyed

General Crossword Questions for “hackneyed”

  • Trite
  • Old hat worn on the way out taken by cab

Encyclopedia

  • (Redirected from Hackneyed) Jump to: navigation, search. For other uses, see Cliché (disambiguation). "Our Three-Volume Novel at a Glance", a cartoon by Priestman Atkinson, from the Punch Almanack for 1885 (which would have been published in late 1884). — “Cliché - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The word "hack" is derived from the British term "hackneyed" meaning, "over used and thus cheapened, or trite".[1] Occasionally a performer will be one of the first to develop a joke about a specific topic, and later on others will follow suit to excess. — “Hack (comedy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • "Although this work is full of faults,– though the characters are unnatural, the plot utterly improbable, the thoughts hackneyed, and the style ungrammatical,– yet we would by no means discourage the author from proceeding; and in the mean while. — “User:Zigger - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • My mother began to lay down some of her old hackneyed rules of faith, but I turned from hearing her with disgust; for, after the energy of my new friend's reasoning, hers appeared so tame I could not endure it. — “The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner” by James Hogg
  • As he bowed over her he smiled, and quoted the hackneyed and beautiful lines from The Rape of the Lock about Belinda's diamonds, "which Jews might kiss and infidels adore." — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • The principal tradesmen of the neighbouring great houses deemed it more "aristocratic;" using a favourite and hackneyed epithet which only expressed their own servility. — “Sybil” by Benjamin Disraeli
  • But that the memory of the author may not be injured, nor suffer with such as could not come near-hand to be acquainted with his principles, I here give them to understand, that it was written by him in his boyhood, and that by way of exercise only, as a common theme that has been hackneyed by a thousand writers. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • For which hackneyed quotation I will make the reader amends by a very noble one, which few, I believe, have read. It is taken from a poem called the Deity, published about nine years ago, and long since buried in oblivion; a proof that good books, no more than good men, do always survive the bad. — “Tom Jones” by Henry Fielding
  • It was a great success, that Irish stew. I don’t think I ever enjoyed a meal more. There was something so fresh and piquant about it. One’s palate gets so tired of the old hackneyed things: here was a dish with a new flavour, with a taste like nothing else on earth. — “Three Men in a Boat” by Jerome K. Jerome

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