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  • The clerk was flippant and urban.
  • Carpenters had torn out the partition between front parlor and back parlor, thrown it into a long room on which she lavished yellow and deep blue; a Japanese obi with an intricacy of gold thread on stiff ultramarine tissue, which she hung as a panel against the maize wall; a couch with pillows of sapphire velvet and gold bands; chairs which, in Gopher Prairie, seemed flippant.
  • Whether she wore a low middy collar or dressed reticently for school in a black suit with a high-necked blouse, she was airy, flippant.
  • She realized, in the taxicab, that he was wearing a soft gray suit, a soft easy hat, a flippant tie.
  • Beavers, human Beavers, were everywhere: thirty-second degree Beavers in gray sack suits and decent derbies, more flippant Beavers in crash summer coats and straw hats, rustic Beavers in shirt sleeves and frayed suspenders; but whatever his caste-symbols, every Beaver was distinguished by an enormous shrimp-colored ribbon lettered in silver, "Sir Knight and Brother, U. F. O. B., Annual State Convention."
  • The church was their society and their standard; they went to Sunday service, Sunday School, Christian Endeavor, missionary lectures, church suppers, precisely as they had at home; they agreed that ambassadors and flippant newspapermen and infidel scientists of the bureaus were equally wicked and to be avoided; and by cleaving to Tincomb Church they kept their ideals from all contamination.

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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.,28804,1725112_1723512_1723575,00.html(retrieved 09/25/09)

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