Usage examples for cliche

  1. Von Schlichten described the situation succinctly, in an ancient and unprintable military cliche. – Uller Uprising by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
  2. If I talk about the Iron Hand of Fate you may think I am using a cliche of melodrama. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  3. " If you mean Mr. Flack- I don't know what you mean," she said as composedly as possible to M. de Cliche. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  4. Very well, I should strongly advise you, for your own reputation as an expert and a man of science, not to attempt the rather cliche occupation of trying to rival Sherlock Holmes. – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker
  5. Oughtn't Mr. Dosson perhaps to call personally, and not simply through the medium of the visits paid by his daughters to their wives, on Messieurs de Brecourt and de Cliche? – The Reverberator by Henry James
  6. That's M. de Cliche. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  7. It is an obvious cliche, just as in England some new sect might call itself the Church of Christ. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  8. Family feeling among them was not a tyranny but a religion, and in regard to Mesdames de Brecourt, de Cliche and de Douves what Gaston most feared was that he might seem to them not to love them enough. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  9. The Marquis de Cliche did his duty with his wife, who mopped the decks, as Susan said, for the occasion, and was entertained in the red- satin drawing- room by Mr. Dosson, Delia and Francie. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  10. M. de Cliche repeated in English. – The Reverberator by Henry James
  11. I've gone over a lot of twentieth century copies of that magazine and that expression was a regular cliche with them. – The Return by H. Beam Piper and John J. McGuire
  12. But surely you would not be so unoriginal, so cliche, as to say the same thing to me that you said to Mr. Fellowes! – The Judgment House by Gilbert Parker