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a trite expression or idea

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It has some nice, if truistic, moral lessons (it's odd that born-again types have not sniped at the movie for moral relativism), but is any of it truly outstanding?
In a somewhat truistic version of the point, Martin Pops argues that the retention of feces is an attempt to escape time: "Peristalsis is a process in time.
This book can be recommended to readers of this journal especially when knowledge of Islam is scant among the political science community, although Middle East experts will find the book too truistic and elementary.
The interview-fragments certainly support the decriminalization of sex work, but, overall, the book tends to supplement its careful description with somewhat truistic conclusions - "At present the level of cooperation between agencies within countries and between countries is inadequate," or "Governments whose women are trafficked have no wish for adverse publicity, and this may make them hesitate to uncover the extent of the trade."
What is not at all truistic is what constitutes a kind.
In such cases as these, then, it seems inevitable, even truistic, to say there is a public-purpose limitation on the exercise of the eminent power."(100)
It was these that I asserted were merely truistic statements" (1).
33), and thus amounts to a tautological or "truistic social atomism" that societies are composed of individuals.
To Aristotle, and most subsequent philosophers, it is truistic that we do, and ought to, aim to live the good life, the life that makes us best off.
Finally, it is never clear what Fairlamb's own position is, other than the ostensibly truistic claim that there are conditions outside criticism which help shape its possibilities without necessarily entirely determining them.
7 above, [1987]), 175-6: 'before the literal/metaphorical dichotomy is available, while a speaker may have a greater or a lesser sense of some difference between " pour " said of sleep and " pour " said of wine or water, it is truistic to say that the phrase will not be seen as a metaphor.
In this essay, taking my lead from elder's perhaps truistic observation that "[o]ur economic system is obviously at the heart of the environmental crisis," (1991:844) (2) I wish to explore some aspects of our economic understanding that strike me as crucial.
It seems almost truistic to say that the posterior probability distribution will be denser at c=2.99792458 x [10.sup.8] m/s than at c=2m/s.
But such a move would make the theory truistic and uninteresting.
Now there are passages in Boyle, such as the following, that might suggest just that sort of truistic aggregative claim: