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trifling
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Pride and Prejudice
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • People do not die of little trifling colds.
  • Mr. Bennet accepted the challenge, observing that he acted very wisely in leaving the girls to their own trifling amusements.

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  • The commendation bestowed on him by Mrs. Reynolds was of no trifling nature.
  • His acquaintance with Elizabeth was very trifling.
  • It had not been very great; he had lost every point; but when Mrs. Phillips began to express her concern thereupon, he assured her with much earnest gravity that it was not of the least importance, that he considered the money as a mere trifle, and begged that she would not make herself uneasy.
  • That it would be done with such trifling exertion on his side, too, was another very welcome surprise; for his wish at present was to have as little trouble in the business as possible.

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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
  • Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.
  • In as short a time as Mr. Collins’s long speeches would allow, everything was settled between them to the satisfaction of both; and as they entered the house he earnestly entreated her to name the day that was to make him the happiest of men; and though such a solicitation must be waived for the present, the lady felt no inclination to trifle with his happiness.

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  • I would not on any account trifle with her affectionate solicitude; or allow her to hear it from anyone but myself.
  • "Miss Bennet," replied her ladyship, in an angry tone, "you ought to know, that I am not to be trifled with.
  • After a short pause, her companion added, "You are too generous to trifle with me.

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  • not a woman to trifle with or ignore
  • The European Parliament refuses to be trifled with.

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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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