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Examples of bromide in a Sentence
His speech had nothing more to offer than the usual bromides about how everyone needs to work together.
a newspaper editorial offering the timeworn bromide that people should settle their differences peacefully
Recent Examples of bromide from the Web
The speech began incoherently, alternating between internationalist bromides and America First rhetoric.
Senator Sanders’s arguments are heavy on populist bromides.
The statement was the rhetorical equivalent of packing peanuts, the kind of airy bromide that fills space and keeps relations between politicians at least minimally decent.
The Florida protocol calls for an injection of etomidate, followed by the paralytic agent rocuronium bromide and potassium acetate to stop the heart.
Unfortunately, Bright Star fails to challenge its audience with anything stronger than bromides, vacant smiles and sameness from song to song.
Its management tricks include many of the bromides management-theory gurus like to state: Be transparent.
Arkansas’ third execution drug is vecuronium bromide, which stops the inmates’ lungs. ___ Follow Kelly P. Kissel on Twitter at www.twitter.com/kisselAP Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.
Since then, people keep discovering there was nothing remedial in Trump’s bumper-sticker bromides and hashtag philosophy.
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Did You Know?
After bromine was discovered in 1827, chemists could not resist experimenting with the new element. It didn't take long before they found uses for its compounds, in particular potassium bromide. Potassium bromide was used as a sedative to treat everything from epilepsy to sleeplessness, and by the 20th century, bromide was being used figuratively to apply to anything or anyone that might put one to sleep because of commonness or just plain dullness. Today, bromides are no longer an ingredient in sedative preparations, but we can still feel the effects of figurative bromides as we encounter them in our daily routines.
First Known Use of bromide
Synonymsbanality, commonplace, chestnut, cliché (also cliche), groaner, homily, platitude, shibboleth, trope, truism
Related Wordsconventional wisdom, party line, routine; inanity; generality, generalization, simplification; adage, proverb, saw, saying; old wives' tale, stereotype
BROMIDE Defined for English Language Learners
medical Definition of bromide
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