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trifling
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Brave New World
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Five minutes in that Alpha Double Plus classroom left John a trifle bewildered.
  • Reassured, but with a dignity that was a trifle shrill and uncertain, "I’ve warned you," said the nurse, "I’ve warned you," said the nurse, "so mind."

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  • You’re not feeling ill, are you?" he asked, a trifle anxiously, afraid that she might be suffering from one of the few remaining infectious diseases.

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  • Don’t waste my time with trifling matters.
  • We all agree with the goal, but how to achieve it is not a trifling matter.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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