All those minute circumstances belonging to private life and domestic character, all that gives verisimilitude to a narrative, and individuality to the persons introduced, is still known and remembered in Scotland; whereas in England, civilisation has been so long complete, that our ideas of our ancestors are only to be gleaned from musty records and chronicles, the authors of which seem perversely to have conspired to suppress in their narratives all interesting details, in order to find room for flowers of monkish eloquence, or trite
reflections upon morals.
Such experience, to him (to use a trite
simile), will be like the storm to the oak, which, though it may scatter the leaves, and snap the smaller branches, serves but to rivet the roots, and to harden and condense the fibres of the tree.
For though every good author will confine himself within the bounds of probability, it is by no means necessary that his characters, or his incidents, should be trite
, common, or vulgar; such as happen in every street, or in every house, or which may be met with in the home articles of a newspaper.
I will not weary you," he said, "with the usual trite
But though he had a fine flux of words, and delivered his little voice with great pomposity and pleasure to himself, and never advanced any sentiment or opinion which was not perfectly trite
and stale, and supported by a Latin quotation; yet he failed somehow, in spite of a mediocrity which ought to have insured any man a success.
here a general depression set in all round), pursuits which, pursuits which;--then let us ever remember what was said by the Spartan General, in words too trite
for repetition, at the battle it were superfluous to specify.
Love at first sight is a trite
expression quite sufficiently discussed; enough that in certain smouldering natures like this man's, that passion leaps into a blaze, and makes such head as fire does in a rage of wind, when other passions, but for its mastery, could be held in chains.
Pickwick's objection to walking to the magistrate's, by the trite
expedient of carrying him thither, it was recollected that there stood in the inn yard, an old sedan-chair, which, having been originally built for a gouty gentleman with funded property, would hold Mr.
Yes, and the moon is made of green cheese and pigs fly - and the fact it's never, ever going to happen makes it a very easy and a very trite
thing to say.
Or are we too naive to think that some things are too trite
to be true?
Well, it may sound trite
and tired, but it looks like more of the same.
it's almost trite
at this point but this is a digital nation, and we need to provide the same type of technology for our children we provide to adults in the workforce.