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truism

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an idea or expression that has been used by many people
  • ended his letter with the overused truism, "You can't win them all!"

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The first known use of truism was in 1714

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“Truism.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/truism. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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