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Sample sentences for the GRE study word platitude

platitude can be used as a noun

1.If you think that I am going to return and talk platitudes to you, you are mistaken. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2."This is wanting in the police report, where more stress is laid, perhaps, upon the platitudes of the magistrate than upon the details, which to an observer contain the vital essence of the whole matter. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
3.He is full of quickness and penetration, piercing easily below the clumsy platitudes of Thrasymachus to the real difficulty he turns out to the light the seamy side of human life, and yet does not lose faith in the just and true. - from The Republic by Plato

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