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The Age of Innocence
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flippant
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The Age of Innocence
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  • Nothing could be in worse taste than misplaced flippancy; and he answered somewhat stiffly: "Yes, you have been away a very long time."
  • He did not mind being flippant about New York, but disliked to hear any one else take the same tone.

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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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