Banalities
Banality Ba*nal"i*ty, n.; pl. {Banalities}. [F. banalit['e]. See {Banal}.] Something commonplace, hackneyed, or trivial; the commonplace, in speech. [1913 Webster]

The highest things were thus brought down to the banalities of discourse. --J. Morley. [1913 Webster]


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