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trifling
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The Awakening
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • The lady in black, creeping behind them, looked a trifle paler and more jaded than usual.
  • Edna was a trifle embarrassed at being thus signaled out for the imperious little woman’s favor.

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  • Madame Lebrun grew a trifle hysterical; Robert called his brother some sharp, hard names.
  • He thrust the pouch back in his pocket, as if to put away the subject with the trifle which had brought it up.
  • But it’s just such seeming trifles that we’ve got to take seriously; such things count."

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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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