As I expected, his reply was typewritten and revealed the same trivial but characteristic defects.
I only quote this as a trivial example of observation and inference.
I dressed hurriedly, for I knew by experience that railway cases were seldom trivial, and hastened downstairs.
The incident however, was too trivial to relate and can have no possible bearing upon the case.
But in avoiding the sensational, I fear that you may have bordered on the trivial.
But, indeed, if you are trivial.
The matter is a perfectly trivial one"—he jerked his thumb in the direction of the old hat—"but there are points in connection with it which are not entirely devoid of interest and even of instruction."
"Alas!" replied our visitor, "the very horror of my situation lies in the fact that my fears are so vague, and my suspicions depend so entirely upon small points, which might seem trivial to another, that even he to whom of all others I have a right to look for help and advice looks upon all that I tell him about it as the fancies of a nervous woman.
…that you have so far grasped this truth that in these little records of our cases which you have been good enough to draw up, and, I am bound to say, occasionally to embellish, you have given prominence not so much to the many causes célèbres and sensational trials in which I have figured but rather to those incidents which may have been trivial in themselves, but which have given room for those faculties of deduction and of logical synthesis which I have made my special province.
There are no more uses of "trivial" in the book.
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We’re in agreement on the main issues. We just have some trivial details to work out.