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stale

1. (of beer, etc.) flat and tasteless from being kept open too long
2. Law (of a claim, etc.) having lost its effectiveness or force, as by failure to act or by the lapse of time
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The baked breads were tested objectively and were subjected to a trained sensory panel to determine their staleness.
Anyone who leaves goes with our blessing, there is no criticism of the squad, but it has been four hard years and that has resulted in a staleness.
Brown must not mistake continuity for staleness, but should open the doors of the governor's office to fresh breezes.
The coalition letter also cited multiple methodology concerns relating to the staleness of census data.
One of the reasons I left Ayr was the staleness of Scottish football where you play sides four times a season.
The freshness of Iran's approach to international rapprochement and the staleness of India's squabbling with Pakistan couldn't have been starker.
She took over a television news division that has dominated its field for years but lately shown signs of staleness.
Secondly, the writing contains too many cliches in the characters, which detracts from the novel's originality and flavor, and leaves readers with an impression of staleness.
According to the Daily Times, former captain Ramiz Raja termed the defeat as 'embarrassing, frustrating and shameful', saying that there is a predictability and staleness in Misbah's captaincy and Pakistan's brand of cricket.
This law will certainly refresh the real estate sector and ensure that it recovers from the staleness it is currently in," he said.
3-5) More specifically, when burnout occurs, it is likely to follow the development of symptoms related to staleness and the overtraining syndrome rather than precede the development of these symptoms.