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trifle with
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Cyrano de Bergerac
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • That was a trifle short!
  • (He goes to the buffet): A trifle!

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  • ’tis a trifle better! ay, a trifle!
  • ’tis a trifle better! ay, a trifle!
  • He who has seen her smile has known perfection, —Instilling into trifles grace’s essence, Divinity in every careless gesture; Not Venus’ self can mount her conch blown sea-ward, As she can step into her chaise a porteurs, Nor Dian fleet across the woods spring-flowered, Light as my Lady o’er the stones of Paris!
  • —Oh, you know how he sees Importance in a trifle!

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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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