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All Quiet on the Western Front
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trifle with
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All Quiet on the Western Front
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Since then we have learned better than to be shy about such trifling immodesties.
  • That, of course, is only a trifling instance, but it holds also in very different affairs.

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  • Mittelstaedt stoops down and says reproachfully: "And in the trifles never lose sight of the great adventure, Territorial Kantorek!"

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  • Don’t waste my time with trifling matters.
  • We all agree with the goal, but how to achieve it is not a trifling matter.

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as in: trifle with her affections Define
to treat somebody or something thoughtlessly or without respect
as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
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