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Hackneyed in a Sentence

Examples of hackneyed in a sentence

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Below you will find the definition of hackneyed, followed by 33 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.


(noun) - a compact breed of harness horse

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EXAMPLES - Hackneyed in a Sentence

  1. I went by hackney to the new market today on Tower Hill. (source)
  2. "And here is my carriage," he added, calling a hackney cab. (source)
  3. He would take a post-chaise -- he would call a hackney coach (source)
  4. Thus transformed, we hired a hackney and set out in the rain. (source)
  5. When they reached London, Mr Leslie called a hackney coach, and True (source)
  6. They can go; one of you can call a hackney coach for them if they wish it. (source)
  7. I hurried away a few paces, and called a hackney-chariot which was passing empty. (source)
  8. They complied with his request, and then the Major desired Timothy to call a hackney-coach. (source)
  9. They called a hackney coach at the first stand they reached, and were soon at the destined spot. (source)
  10. Some people want a discreet vehicle to turn up for them, that's why they don't call a hackney carriage. (source)
  11. Mr Singleton proposed calling a hackney coach, she consented, and they stopt for it at the church porch. (source)
  12. I recollected myself, and calling a hackney-coach, gave orders to be driven to the Piazza, Covent Garden. (source)
  13. [(Southmore ordered his servant to call a hackney) 29.2 (coach, into which handing) 9.2 (our heroine,)] TJ (source)
  14. Lazarus released his captive with a shove, sending the man stumbling back into the sanctuary of the hackney. (source)
  15. When she went away, I called a hackney-coach for her, and getting behind it, went home with her to her lodgings. (source)
  16. He then called a hackney coach, into which he handed her, and at her request, directed it to drive to Sackville-Street. (source)
  17. Captain Harcourt made no reply, but turning sullenly from her, rang the bell, and desired the servant to call a hackney coach. (source)
  18. The captain called a hackney-coach, and in this we made our way to Fenchurch street, where lived his shipping agent, Mr. Smith. (source)
  19. Carlos went up to Europe's room, and stayed there till Paccard came to fetch him, having called a hackney cab that came into the courtyard. (source)
  20. Then they called a hackney-coach, which conveyed them to an inn, where they were furnished with a chariot and six, in which they set forward for (source)
  21. I was not content to let him go: But presently we called a hackney-coach, and myself and him, and major Tasker went, and carried that money to Mr. Tryon. (source)
  22. The talkative driver of a hackney carriage had provided further information while her baggage was being loaded for the short drive from Gracechurch Street. (source)
  23. Miss Mason was intirely silent, and when Caroline begged leave to send a servant to call a hackney coach, she made not the least opposition to her intention. (source)
  24. They are only for your own good: and if you say Yes, we can call a hackney-coach, and go to Clarges Street together, which I have promised to go there, whether you will or no. (source)
  25. One afternoon, when her husband was abroad. and his daughter gone to visit, this lady ordered me to call a hackney-coach, in which she and the captain drove towards Covent Garden. (source)
  26. _Father_ rid on _Favelle_, with _Edith_ behind him; and _Mother_ on _Garnet_, behind Master _Stuyvesant_; and _Nell_ and I on _Cowslip_; and Aunt _Joyce_ of her own hackney, that is called (source)
  27. Writers, desperate to portray their characters emotions in an authentic manner, often steer clear of writing too extensively about grief as there are too many hackney and tired interpretations. (source)
  28. As he could not be made to understand where he was, Mr Bailey received orders to call a hackney-coach, and take him home; which that young gentleman roused himself from an uneasy sleep in the hall to do. (source)
  29. He then returned to his father, who had finished the vine and biscuits, and had his eyes fixed upon the ceiling of the room; and calling a hackney coach, drove to the direction which his uncle had pointed out as his residence. (source)
  30. When those involved were expelled after a huge public row over all sorts of things to do with how the party in hackney was run (at the time the press described the expellees as the good guys - they weren't) then it became the party they joined (ie the Lib Dems) who took it up. (source)
  31. Sir Roger told me further, that he looked upon it to be very good for a man whilst he stayed in town, to keep off infection, and that he got together a quantity of it upon the first news of the sickness being at Dantzick: when of a sudden, turning short to one of his servants who stood behind him, he bid him call a hackney-coach, and take care it was an elderly man that drove it. (source)
  32. Sir ROGER told me further, that he looked upon it to be very good for a man whilst he staid in town, to keep off infection, and that he got together a quantity of it upon the first news of the sickness being at _Dantzick_: When of a sudden, turning short to one of his servants who stood behind him, he bid him call a hackney-coach, and take care it was an elderly man that drove it. (source)
  33. He has his own games, his own bits of mischief, whose foundation consists of hatred for the bourgeois; his peculiar metaphors: to be dead is to eat dandelions by the root; his own occupations, calling hackney-coaches, letting down carriage-steps, establishing means of transit between the two sides of a street in heavy rains, which he calls making the bridge of arts, crying discourses pronounced by the authorities in favor of the French people, cleaning out the cracks in the pavement; he has his own coinage, which is composed of all the little morsels of worked copper which are found on the public streets. (source)

Sentence Information

The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 33 example sentences provided below is 66.0, which suggests that "hackneyed" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.


We have 33 synonyms for hackneyed.

antiquated, banal, common, commonplace, conventional, corny, everyday, familiar tune, hokey, moth-eaten, obsolete, old, old-chestnut, old-hat, old-saw, out-of-date, outdated, outmoded, overworked, pedestrian, played-out, quotidian, run-of-the-mill, stale, stereotyped, stock, threadbare, timeworn, tripe, trite, unoriginal, well-worn, worn-out


We have 4 antonyms for hackneyed.

fresh, new, original, uncommon


Pronunciation: (hăkˈnēd)



View up to 25 definitions of hackneyed from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.

from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  1. (noun) A horse of a breed developed in England, having a gait characterized by pronounced flexion of the knee.
  2. (noun) A trotting horse suited for routine riding or driving; a hack.
  3. (noun) A coach or carriage for hire.
  4. (verb-transitive) To cause to become banal and trite through overuse.
  5. (verb-transitive) To hire out; let.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
  1. (noun) An ordinary horse.
  2. (noun) A carriage for hire or a cab.
  3. (noun) A horse used to ride or drive.
  4. (noun) A breed of English horse.
  5. (adjective) Offered for hire.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  1. (noun) A horse for riding or driving; a nag; a pony.
  2. (noun) A horse or pony kept for hire.
  3. (noun) A carriage kept for hire; a hack; a hackney coach.
  4. (noun) A hired drudge; a hireling; a prostitute.
  5. (adjective) Let out for hire; devoted to common use; hence, much used; trite; mean

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  1. (noun) A horse kept for riding or driving; a pad; a nag.
  2. (noun) A horse kept for hire; a horse much used; a hack.
  3. (noun) A coach or other carriage kept for hire. Also called hackney-coach.
  4. (noun) A person accustomed to drudgery; a person ready to be hired for any drudgery or dirty work; a hireling.
  5. (noun) A prostitute.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  1. (noun) a compact breed of harness horse
  2. (noun) a carriage for hire