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flippant
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Middlemarch
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  • "Not its flippancy, father," said Mary, quickly, fearing that her mother would be displeased.
  • It is rather too bad of Fred to repeat my flippant speeches to Mr. Farebrother.
  • Against certain facts he was helpless: against Will Ladislaw’s existence, his defiant stay in the neighborhood of Lowick, and his flippant state of mind with regard to the possessors of authentic, well-stamped erudition: against Dorothea’s nature, always taking on some new shape of ardent activity, and even in submission and silence covering fervid reasons which it was an irritation to think of: against certain notions and likings which had taken possession of her mind in relation to…

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  • Her response is entertaining, but the question deserves a less flippant answer.
  • Despite what those flippant "I’m a Mac/PC" ads would have you believe, Microsoft is not a shlub in a bad blazer and pleated khakis: it’s still the world’s largest software company and a force to be reckoned with.
    http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/time100walkup/article/0,28804,1725112_1723512_1723575,00.html(retrieved 09/25/09)

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