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platitude

Cynical Definitions

n. All that remains of a departed truth.

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n. The fundamental element of popular literature.

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n. The wisdom of a million fools in the diction of a dullard.

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n. A fossil sentiment in artificial rock.

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n. A moral without a fable.

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n. A jellyfish withering on the shore of the sea of thought.

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n. A thought that snores in words that smoke.

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

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