We need, in any case, to clean our windows; so that the things seen clearly may be freed from the drab blur of triteness
or familiarity--from possessiveness.
has just the right mix of fizz and flavour to allow the occasional and inevitable crinkles of triteness
to flow well below the surface.
Cameron echoes this view, further citing the triteness
of the phrase before 1381 (Authority and Sources, 26).
of the buzzwords betrayed the lack of vision he brought to the job.
But novelist Francine Prose, writing in the New York Times, argued that Enright has audaciously given the voice of her novel over to a character given to triteness
and self-absorption, transforming the book's occasionally inexact prose into a measure of the exactitude of its social observation.
It can lead to fads, to novelty, to triteness
and frivolousness, and to perhaps even insincerity.
It is this complex of conflicting emotions--of ambiguities, tensions, and uncertainties--underlying all his work that makes the earlier pictures so rewarding on each re-viewing, and which redeems the later ones from triteness
So when, to give one instance, the narrator says of the hired help, Philomen, 'she was a simple soul with a golden disposition', (52) this judgement is undermined for the reader not only by its triteness
, but also because it is so obviously complicit with the voice and values of Haynes, the central character of the novel, an intellectual who rents a room in a down-market boarding house where the action takes place.
Her chatty style occasionally risks reducing complexities to triteness
, but generally this is avoided and she is careful to signal problems in the very full notes.
4) Despite the apparent triteness
of this summary, I maintain that there is not only truth to this aphorism, but that it stands as a synecdoche for a fundamental epistemological difference between the common law and the civil law traditions--a diagnosis that begs the further question: how does a mixed jurisdiction such as Quebec position itself in relation to this dichotomy?
If so, I got my triteness
from a guy named Howard Roark: "Our country, the noblest country in the history of men, was based on the principle of individualism, the principle of man's 'inalienable rights.
Before the triteness
dissolves into sentimantality, every stereotype is summoned, especially of women.