Trite in a sentence

Definition of Trite

Often in reference to a word or phrase: used so many times that it is commonplace, or no longer interesting or effective; worn out, hackneyed. | (law) So well established as to be beyond debate: trite law. | A denomination of coinage in ancient Greece equivalent to one third of a stater.

How to use Trite in a Sentence?

  • There is a trite proverb to the effect that the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
  • For the trite saying that everything is relative does not forfeit any truth by repetition.
  • There is a very old, very trite philosophy that can be made to replace such a state of mind.
  • It is now almost a trite thing to show how closely connected imperfect sewerage is with disease.
  • Things often considered and trite generate disgust; new things lack authority.
  • A trite and commonplace phrase, but potent to plunge errant, winging fancies down to earth.
  • Even the sceptic of a mate had something trite but sinister to say about 'a sinking ship.' ...
  • I know it is trite to say that it had the exhilaration of wine, yet I can find no better simile.
  • The trite saying that history repeats itself is here forcibly illustrated by brother fighting against brother.
  • I was ashamed to think that no desk or study was likely to have produced better on so trite a subject.
  • Donizetti arrived at his freshest creations at a time when there seemed but little left for him except the trite and threadbare.
  • They were a trite large when on, but to the hands unaccustomed to gloves they were like being run into a mould.
  • It is a trite saying that misfortunes rarely come singly, and it would not be so trite if there were not truth in it.
  • But perhaps the trite things they uttered did not really matter; probably it made no difference to them what they said.
  • I will not weary you with the history of the next year, for the adventures of a man who sinks are too trite to be worth recalling.
  • It was a trite apostrophe, such as every lover makes when he finds his mistress not quite such a goddess as he had painted her.
  • That the association has vastly improved the social opportunities of farmers is a trite saying among old observers of its work.
  • I have wandered into a rambling series of remarks on a trite subject, and a dangerous one for a bachelor to meddle with.
  • Then Maria made that inevitable rejoinder which is made always, which is at once trite and pathetic.
  • A section half a page in length, and on so trite a subject, ought at least to have boasted a greater distinctness of thought.
  • IT is a trite saying that even the weakest strand in the cable never knows how much it can pull until the demanding strain comes.
  • Now, as I have told you so often that it must sound trite to you to have me repeat it, it is only patient thoroughness that wins.
  • But he saw his Bishop, his ceinture tightened on him, and he uttered only the trite saying about the folly of counting on the sensibility of swine.
  • It is as important as it is trite to point out that the amount and the type of insurance should be governed by the kind of hazards against which you should provide.
  • One shrinks from setting down so trite a truism; it is the common ground of all religion, but I have reached it from the opposite pole.
  • What we now call genius begins, not where rules, abstractedly taken, end, but where known vulgar and trite rules have no longer any place.

Short Example Sentence for Trite

  • The tale was trite in his ears.
  • It is a trite saying that death is immortal.
  • Sometimes one is obliged to fall back on a trite phrase.
  • After that, the story is too trite to need repeating.
  • This is well known and a trite saying in our holy order.
  • You were only the usual lord of creation, a trite pattern.
  • You may think this obvious and what you call a trite observation.
  • Look before you leap" is an old and trite proverb.
  • The subject matter is a mass of glittering and trite generalities.
  • But that is a very trite observation, for it applies to all times and places.
  • Our names lose their freshness and interest, become trite and indifferent.
  • His style of argument was neither trite nor vulgar, nor subtle and abstruse.
  • This conclusion, however, was too banal and trite for so heroic a tragedy.
  • The third and fourth generation,' says the trite old text.

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