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trifling
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The Merchant of Venice
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Go to; here’s a simple line of life: here’s a small trifle of wives; alas, fifteen wives is nothing; a’leven widows and nine maids is a simple coming-in for one man.
  • We trifle time; I pray thee, pursue sentence.

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  • This ring, good sir? alas, it is a trifle; I will not shame myself to give you this.

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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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