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trifle with
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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as in: a trifling matter Define
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • The lesser rings were only essays in the craft before it was full-grown, and to the Elven-smiths they were but trifles — yet still to my mind dangerous for mortals.
  • He was perhaps a trifle annoyed with Tom for seeming to make so light of what even Gandalf thought so perilously important.

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  • It is but a trifle that Sauron fancies, and an earnest of your good will.
  • The Ring! What shall we do with the Ring, the least of rings, the trifle that Sauron fancies?

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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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