One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘In the take-over of Labour by meretriciousness, its nonconformist traditions, rooted in the world of work, in mutual aid and self-improvement have largely gone.’
- ‘But then to place it on a disc and ask people to pay money for it just bursts the bounds of meretriciousness.’
- ‘Slim people can put on weight again, but meretriciousness cannot be rooted out.’
- ‘For this, surely, is an age of celebrity, of style over substance, meretriciousness over content, mediocrity over intellectualism.’
- ‘Its walls were festooned with the products of meretriciousness, pseudo-intellectuality and fraud.’
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