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hackneyed
 a.  repeated too often; over familiar through overuse
Classic Sentence:
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
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.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  But that expression of 'violently in love' is so hackneyed, so doubtful, so indefinite, that it gives me very little idea.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 25
4  He did trace them easily to Clapham, but no further; for on entering that place, they removed into a hackney coach, and dismissed the chaise that brought them from Epsom.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
5  His principal object must be to discover the number of the hackney coach which took them from Clapham.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
6  I suppose this unfortunate fowl was born and brought up in a cellar,' said my aunt, 'and never took the air except on a hackney coach-stand.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
Example Sentence:
1  When the reviewer criticized the movie for its hackneyed plot, we agreed; we had seen similar stories hundreds of times before.