Examples of usage:

  1. Having seen his two phases, I wonder neither at his more than usual exhibition of shallowness when shallow, nor at the intensity of the contrast when he had greater depth. "A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II)" by Augustus de Morgan
  2. Your Eminence knows as well as I the shallowness of circumstantial evidence." "Sant' Ilario" by F. Marion Crawford
  3. The evil of shallowness and secularization in its worst sense existing in these circle, the preponderance of thoughtless pleasure, the whole despicable materialism of our times- do you really suppose, my friend, that all this is to be remedied by throwing up a dam composed of the crumbling ruins of a faith, which for centuries the elements have shaken, disintegrated, and scarcely left one stone upon another? "The Children of the World" by Paul Heyse
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