Antedating of "Clich é"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 14 13:13:37 UTC 2013

cliché (OED, 3., 1892)

1882 _Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science and Art_ 18 Mar. 334 (ProQuest British Periodicals)  If we have spoken with some freedom of Mr. Arnold's opinions, it is, we need hardly say, _honoris causa_.  He is a person who deserves to be written about in some other tongue than in the cut-and-dried _clichés_ of which ordinary reviewing too often consists.

Fred Shapiro

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