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Sample sentences for the GRE study word hackneyed

hackneyed can be used as a adj

1.I have seen a gipsy vagabond she has practised in hackneyed fashion the science of palmistry and told me what such people usually tell. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2.Before commencing, it is but fair to warn you that the story will sound somewhat hackneyed in your ears but stale details often regain a degree of freshness when they pass through new lips. - from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
3.I detest jargon of every kind, and sometimes I have kept my feelings to myself, because I could find no language to describe them in but what was worn and hackneyed out of all sense and meaning.. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

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