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  • They talked gravely or frivolously of their work, the one sort of work that, since it becomes part of the chain of discovered fact, is eternal, however forgotten the worker’s name.
  • She lay on the coverlet of her berth, in the tropic languidness, a slight figure in a frivolous nightgown.
  • He walked all the way up to their inconsiderable hotel in the Thirties, and all the way the crowds stared at him—this slim, pale, black-eyed, beaming young man who thrust among them, halfrunning, seeing nothing yet in a blur seeing everything: gallant buildings, filthy streets, relentless traffic, soldiers of fortune, fools, pretty women, frivolous shops, windy sky.

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  • Instead of helping, her remarks were frivolous.
  • a frivolous young man

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