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frivolous
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Wuthering Heights
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  • They DO live more in earnest, more in themselves, and less in surface, change, and frivolous external things.
  • …peculiarly wayward, rejecting her breakfast, complaining that the servants did not do what she told them; that the mistress would allow her to be nothing in the house, and Edgar neglected her; that she had caught a cold with the doors being left open, and we let the parlour fire go out on purpose to vex her, with a hundred yet more frivolous accusations, Mrs. Linton peremptorily insisted that she should get to bed; and, having scolded her heartily, threatened to send for the doctor.

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  • Instead of helping, her remarks were frivolous.
  • a frivolous young man

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