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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)
  • I had no idea you were intimate with her, or I should never have talked in this flippant, superficial way.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • I am not meaning to be flippant and irreverent,
    Mark Twain  --  A Tramp Abroad

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  • One was the flippant contempt with which the guests evidently regarded her uncle, and the other, the easy insolence of their manner towards herself.
    Charles Dickens  --  The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
  • There was nothing pert or flippant in her manner now,
    Anne Bronte  --  Agnes Grey
  • "You can be either cruel instructor or concerned boyfriend." I tense up at the word "boyfriend." I didn’t mean to use it so flippantly, but it’s too late now.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • Something about the middle pretty made it hard to be flippant. He was wisdom personified, his manner so serious and formal that Tally found herself wishing she had dressed up.
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • "That was flippant," she said, "I’m sorry."
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • (Coming to her with genuine romantic flippancy) I will show you our mountains and our stars; and give you cool drinks from gourds and teach you the old songs and the ways of our people—and, in time, we will pretend that—(Very softly)—you have only been away for a day.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun

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  • I had no idea if her expression was flippant or grave or what.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • "I actually— I was going to come see you guys," I say, trying to sound flippant, harried.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Simon sighed internally; he could tell that under the flippancy, Jace was completely serious in his offer.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Despite her sometimes flippant remarks and her occasional teasing, he knew what she was really saying: that no one blamed him, that it wasn’t his fault.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • She made a flippant gesture.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • " Jus’ ole Harlan," said T.J. flippantly as the expensive car rounded a curve and disappeared, then he and Claude started down the bank.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • Judge Glass was at his most belligerent, Maynard at his most flippant.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • His sudden shifts between flippant and intense are unnerving.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Hana answers flippantly, just the way she should, but she’s smiling now, and nodding at me.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • I’m already sliding into flippancy, which goes with high school, but also I can’t see what she’s getting at.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • "The things I have to confess aren’t the kind of things you tell your flippant bio partner," he said.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Hearing Jen say that so flippantly you don’t exist—made Luke feel funny.
    Margaret Peterson Haddix  --  Among the Hidden
  • I was tired, and disturbed over the incident, but covered it with flippancy.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • In this, she resembled her mother and brother —and yet Mrs. Barbour’s restraint, and Andy’s, were somehow very different from Kitsey’s way of making a flippant or trivializing comment whenever anyone brought up something serious.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The problem, however, is this: This is no time to be flippant.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • But your flippancy is wearing on my patience.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • In the brief time that Louie had known Mac, the tail gunner had struck him as a decent, friendly guy, although a bit of a reveler, confident to the point of flippancy.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • You put the matter more flippantly, Mr. Holmes, than you would probably do if you were brought into personal contact with these things.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • Don’t speak flippantly or without thought, because your words will have impact far beyond what you intend.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • One side contains my exuberant cheerfulness, my flippancy, my joy in life and, above all, my abthty to appreciate the lighter side of things.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • ’Quiet,’ hissed Holly, worried by the tone of Foaly’s usually flippant voice.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • "I’m waiting for you," he said, trying to regain (or acquire) some masculine flippancy.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • "Don’t banter me," she said, wounded at what appeared to be his flippancy.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • All along, Marguerite had been expecting it; she would not show fear, she was determined to seem unconcerned, flippant even.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • "I should cry into my pillow every night," said Scarlett, meaning to be flippant, but he took the statement at face value and went red with pleasure.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • So sincere, so humorless, that the legion commander withheld the flippant refusal he was about to make.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Indeed, there was too lightsome a tone of flippancy all through the paper.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • He thought that he had already had time to lose his temper with Ivan, to show coolness to his brother, and to talk flippantly with Katavasov.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Was it likely that a clergyman and a gentleman would refer to his engagement in a manner so flippant?
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • Fauchelevent belonged, in fact, to that species, which the impertinent and flippant vocabulary of the last century qualified as demi-bourgeois, demi-lout, and which the metaphors showered by the chateau upon the thatched cottage ticketed in the pigeon-hole of the plebeian: rather rustic, rather citified; pepper and salt.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Nothing could be in worse taste than misplaced flippancy; and he answered somewhat stiffly: "Yes, you have been away a very long time."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Rebecca’s wit, cleverness, and flippancy made her speedily the vogue in London among a certain class.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • In the ecstatic solemnity with which she swore her faith to him the ordinary sensibilities of sex seemed a flippancy.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Tess of the d’Urbervilles
  • His remark was not intended for flippancy nor even derogation.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Mr. Heathcliff having overheard the conversation, as well as I, smiled when he saw him go; but immediately afterwards cast a look of singular aversion on the flippant pair, who remained chattering in the door-way: the boy finding animation enough while discussing Hareton’s faults and deficiencies, and relating anecdotes of his goings on; and the girl relishing his pert and spiteful sayings, without considering the ill-nature they evinced.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • "You are in the Tractarian stage just now, are you not?" she added, putting on flippancy to hide real feeling, a common trick with her.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • Being young, he did not approve of her flippancy.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • "Not its flippancy, father," said Mary, quickly, fearing that her mother would be displeased.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • During all those years he had never heard from any of his masters a flippant word: it was they who had taught him christian doctrine and urged him to live a good life and, when he had fallen into grievous sin, it was they who had led him back to grace.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • "Okay, then," I said flippantly, trying to alleviate the suddenly tense atmosphere.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
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