1. in a trite manner
    tritely expressed emotions
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How To Use tritely In A Sentence

  • She smiled contritely, her voice sounding oh so reasonable. Three Stages of Amazement
  • So before Lohan reports to jail next week, she might do well to think about Polanski's plight (and flight): On the one hand, maybe she should contritely serve her sentence and move on with her life. Dan Mirvish: What Lindsay Lohan Can Learn from Roman Polanski
  • tritely expressed emotions
  • If I have caused any embarrassment or distress to the parties concerned I unreservedly, sincerely and contritely apologise.
  • There is usually a period of outright lying, followed by Harry contritely admitting that he has hit, kicked, pushed or thrown something at William.
  • Bach stared at Hunter intently for a few moments, then his expression relaxed and he nodded contritely. Hell’s Gate
  • “Thank you for coming to get me,” Brenda said contritely sometime later. Fatal Error
  • I'm Episcopalian, so the closest I can come to atoning for people's sins -- unless I discover Jesus on my toast -- is wandering around contritely, taking responsibility for other people's actions. Virginia Thomas's Anita Hill apology demand
  • The lad's nationality had nothing to do with anything, a fact contritely conceded later by the person who made the first remark.
  • That was rude of me, Colbert says, faux contritely. Stephen Colbert walks out on 'The View'
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