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  • Don't waste my time with trifling matters.
  • Over a handful of fluffy white kernels William relaxed a trifle.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • The moon rose in the sky as Montag walked, his lips moving just a trifle.   (source)
    trifle = a small amount
  • PROCTOR, a trifle unsteadily: I—am sure I do, sir.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • It all just too trifling and confuse.   (source)
    trifling = unimportant
  • Not just a trifle evil. Monstrously evil.   (source)
    trifle = little (in amount)
  • GEORGE (A trifle abstracted): Oh, I've had it awhile.   (source)
    trifle = a little
  • a trifle dizzy   (source)
    trifle = little bit
  • At the gate the servant opened the door a trifle and looked out at the waiting people.   (source)
    trifle = a little
  • Lucy's heart beat a trifle more audibly to the stethoscope, and her lungs had a perceptible movement.   (source)
    trifle = little
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  • She wondered why he, who did not usually trouble over trifles, made such a mountain of this molehill.   (source)
    trifles = unimportant things
  • "Yes, certainly, I know that," said the doctor, a trifle sharply.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • But by and by the thing dragged through, and everything was sold —everything but a little old trifling lot in the graveyard.   (source)
    trifling = something of small importance
  • ...for as Father says, trifles show character.   (source)
    trifles = small unimportant things
  • Nothing is too small or too trifling to undergo this change, and acquire dignity thereby.   (source)
    trifling = unimportant
  • ...hoping to make them a LITTLE ashamed of fighting for such a trifle.   (source)
    trifle = something of small importance
  • I had learned, too, the very remarkable fact, that the stem of the Usher race, all time-honored as it was, had put forth, at no period, any enduring branch; in other words, that the entire family lay in the direct line of descent, and had always, with very trifling and very temporary variation, so lain.   (source)
  • And in exchange for these sorts of trifles, we could prove generous to a fault….†   (source)
  • Harry knew better than to think the match would be canceled; Quidditch matches weren't called off for trifles like thunderstorms.†   (source)
  • Thank you, but I won't be spending my money on trifles," said Roran.†   (source)
  • What are they but things, baubles, trifles, bits of stuff?†   (source)
  • Everyone put a bundle together, but don't bother with trifles…… " I was amazed at how Mother's mind flowed, as if she were accustomed to running two paces ahead of a flood.†   (source)
  • I did not like to, because the Captain said he should not be pestered over trifles; but Mrs. Phelan said this was no trifle, and no baby neither.†   (source)
  • You tarried with trifles, Victim of your folly.†   (source)
  • But, speaking of gifts, I have brought a few trifles for you.†   (source)
  • Don't bother me with trifles," he ordered him.†   (source)
  • She had a thin gold ring that had been her mother's, and one or two other trifles.†   (source)
  • If I can persuade a few to reveal themselves, may be able to pick up some fairy-made trifles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "He came upon a few stories I'd written—trifles, really—and took a liking to them.†   (source)
  • Instantly a glorious feast appeared on the Dwarfs' knees: pies and tongues and pigeons and trifles and ices, and each Dwarf had a goblet of good wine in his right hand.†   (source)
  • To Robert Morris he said more bluntly, "I thought it no time to stand on trifles."†   (source)
  • Her serving men take my coin, but bring us only trifles.†   (source)
  • Triflingly witty, Mr. McLean, but I would like you to account for your people's history of ineptitude.†   (source)
  • When we met him at one of his stores he always had a sundry basket of treats for her, trifles from his shelves, bars of dark chocolate, exotic tropical fruits, tissue-wrapped biscotti.†   (source)
  • She said she can't be bothered with trifles.'†   (source)
  • You shall know, Siddhartha has set harder goals for himself than such trifles, and he has reached them.†   (source)
  • Speak to me not of trifles.†   (source)
  • But these are trifles.†   (source)
  • My thoughts are running after bird's eggs, play and trifles, till I get vexed with myself.†   (source)
  • But I m not going to bother with trifles.†   (source)
  • Oh, it is a matter of no importance; but I don't know why you should be so warm over such a trifle.   (source)
  • a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide,   (source)
    trifle = little (of small quantity or importance)
  • She is a trifle stouter, and her cheeks are a lovely rose-pink.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • Wilson showed a trifle of irritation when he replied...   (source)
    trifle = a small amount
  • and happened to raise her skirt a trifle too high above her ankles   (source)
    trifle = little (a small amount)
  • That is but a trifle, when a woman knows the world.   (source)
    trifle = thing of small importance
  • "The Count has two-and-forty speeches," returned Mr. Rushworth, "which is no trifle."   (source)
    trifle = small thing
  • Do not let us be frightened from a good deed by a trifle.   (source)
    trifle = something that is unimportant
  • Such a trifle is not worth half so many words.   (source)
    trifle = small thing
  • If the part is trifling she will have more credit in making something of it;   (source)
    trifling = small and unimportant
  • The fatigue, too, of so long a journey, became soon no trifling evil.   (source)
    trifling = small
  • argued about trifles   (source)
    trifles = unimportant things
  • ...and that's no trifle to say.   (source)
    trifle = small thing
  • Pooh!—those were trifles.   (source)
    trifles = things of small importance
  • The door stood a trifle ajar.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • No beggars implored him to bestow a trifle, no children asked him what it was o'clock, no man or woman ever once in all his life inquired the way to such and such a place, of Scrooge.   (source)
    trifle = small amount
  • But my soul took a wild interest in trifles, and I busied myself in endeavors to account for the error I had committed in my measurement.   (source)
    trifles = things of small importance
  • a trifle more than nothing.   (source)
    trifle = little
  • If tenderness could be ever supposed wanting, good sense and good breeding supplied its place; and as to the little irritations sometimes introduced by aunt Norris, they were short, they were trifling, they were as a drop of water to the ocean, compared with the ceaseless tumult of her present abode.   (source)
    trifling = unimportant
  • This figure of the study and the cloister, as Hester Prynne's womanly fancy failed not to recall, was slightly deformed, with the left shoulder a trifle higher than the right.   (source)
    trifle = small amount
  • There were trifles too, little ornaments, beautiful tokens of a continual remembrance, that must have been wrought by delicate fingers at the impulse of a fond heart.   (source)
    trifles = small things
  • The original and more potent causes, however, lay in the rare perfection of his animal nature, the moderate proportion of intellect, and the very trifling admixture of moral and spiritual ingredients; these latter qualities, indeed, being in barely enough measure to keep the old gentleman from walking on all-fours.   (source)
    trifling = small quantities
  • Reminiscences, the most trifling and immaterial, passages of infancy and school-days, sports, childish quarrels, and the little domestic traits of her maiden years, came swarming back upon her, intermingled with recollections of whatever was gravest in her subsequent life; one picture precisely as vivid as another; as if all were of similar importance, or all alike a play.   (source)
    trifling = unimportant
  • They really go on Monday; and I was within a trifle of being persuaded to stay at Lessingby till that very day!   (source)
    trifle = small amount
  • Dames of elevated rank, likewise, whose doors she entered in the way of her occupation, were accustomed to distil drops of bitterness into her heart; sometimes through that alchemy of quiet malice, by which women can concoct a subtle poison from ordinary trifles; and sometimes, also, by a coarser expression, that fell upon the sufferer's defenceless breast like a rough blow upon an ulcerated wound.   (source)
    trifles = things of small importance
  • We have just been trying, by way of doing something, and amusing my mother, just within the last week, to get up a few scenes, a mere trifle.   (source)
    trifle = small thing
  • I am quite ashamed of you, Fanny, to make such a difficulty of obliging your cousins in a trifle of this sort—so kind as they are to you!   (source)
  • I have nobody else to care for, but I should be very glad to think I could leave a little trifle among them worth their having.   (source)
    trifle = a small amount (of money or valuable goods)
  • You will find the beginning of a note to yourself; but I can now speak my business, which is merely to beg your acceptance of this little trifle—a chain for William's cross.   (source)
    trifle = small thing
  • ...and she would not allow herself to shew half the displeasure she felt, because he had been conferring an obligation, which no want of delicacy on his part could make a trifle to her.   (source)
  • Lady Bertram's being just on the other side of the table was a trifle, for she might always be considered as only half-awake, and Edmund's advertisements were still of the first utility.   (source)
  • She wondered that Sir Thomas could have leisure to think of such a trifle again; but she soon found, from the voluntary information of the housemaid, who came in to attend it, that so it was to be every day.   (source)
  • Her eager defence of her brother, her hope of its being hushed up, her evident agitation, were all of a piece with something very bad; and if there was a woman of character in existence, who could treat as a trifle this sin of the first magnitude, who would try to gloss it over, and desire to have it unpunished, she could believe Miss Crawford to be the woman!   (source)
  • To be losing such pleasures was no trifle; to be losing them, because she was in the midst of closeness and noise, to have confinement, bad air, bad smells, substituted for liberty, freshness, fragrance, and verdure, was infinitely worse: but even these incitements to regret were feeble, compared with what arose from the conviction of being missed by her best friends, and the longing to be useful to those who were wanting her!   (source)
  • The business of finding a play that would suit everybody proved to be no trifle; and the carpenter had received his orders and taken his measurements, had suggested and removed at least two sets of difficulties, and having made the necessity of an enlargement of plan and expense fully evident, was already at work, while a play was still to seek.   (source)
  • He had learned his part—all his parts, for he took every trifling one that could be united with the Butler, and began to be impatient to be acting;   (source)
    trifling = small and unimportant
  • "A trifling part," said he, "and not at all to my taste, and such a one as I certainly would not accept again; but I was determined to make no difficulties."   (source)
    trifling = small
  • In his departure Sir Thomas felt the chief interest: wanting to be alone with his family, the presence of a stranger superior to Mr. Yates must have been irksome; but of him, trifling and confident, idle and expensive, it was every way vexatious.   (source)
    trifling = concerned with unimportant things
  • Here are two capital tragic parts for Yates and Crawford, and here is the rhyming Butler for me, if nobody else wants it; a trifling part, but the sort of thing I should not dislike, and, as I said before, I am determined to take anything and do my best.   (source)
    trifling = small
  • He was not very solid; but there was a hope of his becoming less trifling, of his being at least tolerably domestic and quiet; and at any rate, there was comfort in finding his estate rather more, and his debts much less, than he had feared, and in being consulted and treated as the friend best worth attending to.   (source)
    trifling = concerned with unimportant things
  • I looked upon him as the sort of person to be made a fuss with, and to make a fuss himself in any trifling disorder, and was chiefly concerned for those who had to nurse him; but now it is confidently asserted that he is really in a decline, that the symptoms are most alarming, and that part of the family, at least, are aware of it.   (source)
    trifling = unimportant
  • You should never fret about trifles.   (source)
    trifles = unimportant things
  • Thank you, but I won't be spending my money on trifles," said Roran.†   (source)
  • However, no one had pushed him and there was no point in bickering over trifles.†   (source)
  • In case of illness there was a doctor on board, but most could expect to feel unwell until they got their sea legs, and the doctor was not to be pestered with trifles such as a little seasickness; and if all went well we would be on land again in six or eight weeks' time.†   (source)
  • Trifles, whipped syllabubs, floating islands …. and then a dessert of fruits, raisins, almonds, pears, peaches—wines most excellent and admirable.†   (source)
  • Then he pressed another cup of wine on her, and spoke of love and lust and other trifles all the way back to his manse.†   (source)
  • She stood hour after hour, or hung limp from the binding ropes she could no longer feel, trying to think, remembering trifles of no sense or significance.†   (source)
  • These people must know his fate better than he did; it was hardly likely that they would be so unconcerned and so busy with trifles in the presence of a man whom they considered doomed.†   (source)
  • Property, possessions, and riches also had finally captured him; they were no longer a game and trifles to him, had become a shackle and a burden.†   (source)
  • How long was I going to be beaten for trifles and less than trifles?†   (source)
  • It had purpose and character and turned not on trifles, but on the stars.†   (source)
  • Now, when he is about to leave us, to go to India, all these trifles come together.†   (source)
  • He is petty, selfish, vain, egotistical; he is spoilt; he is a tyrant; he wears Mrs. Ramsay to death; but he has what you (she addressed Mr. Bankes) have not; a fiery unworldliness; he knows nothing about trifles; he loves dogs and his children.†   (source)
  • Did not men ignore domestic trifles?†   (source)
  • You feed him too many trifles.†   (source)
  • Mittelstaedt stoops down and says reproachfully: "And in the trifles never lose sight of the great adventure, Territorial Kantorek!"†   (source)
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  • The European Parliament refuses to be trifled with.
    trifled with = treated without respect
  • As someone who could make them famous among their peers, I was no longer a person to be trifled with.   (source)
    trifled with = treated thoughtlessly or without respect
  • But a Judge may not trifle with the Law because the society is defective.   (source)
    trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
  • To my surprise, Van Helsing rose up and said with all his sternness, his iron jaw set and his bushy eyebrows meeting, "No trifling with me!"   (source)
    trifling with = treating without respect
  • Confident as I am that you will not trifle with this appeal, my heart sinks and my hand trembles at the bare thought of such a possibility.   (source)
    trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
  • The thing failed this time, however, so the boys shouldered their tools and went away feeling that they had not trifled with fortune, but had fulfilled all the requirements that belong to the business of treasure-hunting.   (source)
    trifled with = treated thoughtlessly or without respect
  • ...she was not to be trifled with.   (source)
  • A mockery, indeed, but in which his soul trifled with itself!   (source)
    trifled with = treated thoughtlessly
  • They were not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Kitty might be the baby of the family, but she is not someone to trifle with.†   (source)
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  • "In agreeing to adopt you," he said, "I have become your father, and as your father I am not someone to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Because he'd wished my mother dead, my father said, God had punished him; God had taught Pastor Merrill not to trifle with prayer.†   (source)
  • My point, little fairy man, is that I am not someone to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • It is unwise to trifle with those who have such abilities.†   (source)
  • I will not be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Parting so unsentimentally with his left tackle showed everyone that he was not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • A Syrian in an American prison in 2005–this was not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • "I am no one to be trifled with," replied the man in black "That is all you ever need to know."†   (source)
  • This will let the imperialists know that they may not trifle with the men of the Soviet Navy, that we can approach their coast at the time of our choosing, and that they must respect the Soviet Union!†   (source)
  • I was here on a serious charge, a homicide by whatever name, destruction of life under whatever bureaucratic label, and this was where I belonged, confined upstate, but the people who put me here were trifling with my mind.†   (source)
  • But his inner circle of "good buddies" was a narrow one—Mike, Franklin, Harlon, and Doc were among its key members—and those outside it trifled with him at their peril.†   (source)
  • A mother's love, that's not somethin' to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • "Don't worry, I hear what you're saying and all," she retorts, talking fast and feeling, at this instant, that she's not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Metaphors are not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Sometimes I wonder what will happen if Sam and I are called to stand before Saint Peter on the same day, and my sins include everything from trifling with loose women to sleeping in church, and Sam just says, "Well, Pete, once I did fish on a Sunday."†   (source)
  • Our countrymen have too long trifled with public and private credit.†   (source)
  • Rough fellows, by the look o' them, and desperate too, but ne'er so desperate as to trifle with Ser Creighton Longbough."†   (source)
  • I'd taught Little Arliss and Jumper that I wasn't to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • He was eager to make an impression on his superiors and establish himself with the American government as someone who was not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • So you have already had your sweet trifle with her, I suppose; you have taken her there on her dirt bed?†   (source)
  • Gus wasn't a man to trifle with, especially when it came to money.†   (source)
  • ...people who were not to be trifled with;   (source)
  • ...asked Phoebe, with impatient surprise that Holgrave should so trifle with her at such a moment.   (source)
    trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
  • I don't trifle with him; but then, I have nothing to do with him.   (source)
  • Write to me by return of post, judge of my anxiety, and do not trifle with it.   (source)
    trifle with = treat thoughtlessly
  • Henry Crawford had trifled with her feelings; but she had very long allowed and even sought his attentions, with a jealousy of her sister so reasonable as ought to have been their cure; and now that the conviction of his preference for Maria had been forced on her, she submitted to it without any alarm for Maria's situation, or any endeavour at rational tranquillity for herself.   (source)
    trifled with = treated thoughtlessly or without respect
  • The sisters, handsome, clever, and encouraging, were an amusement to his sated mind; and finding nothing in Norfolk to equal the social pleasures of Mansfield, he gladly returned to it at the time appointed, and was welcomed thither quite as gladly by those whom he came to trifle with further.   (source)
    trifle with = treat thoughtlessly or without respect
  • Even the wisest among us hesitate to trifle with them for fear of death or worse.†   (source)
  • But there were dangers in trifling with wildling women.†   (source)
  • He had a giant scar slanting down each cheek and seemed like no one to trifle with.†   (source)
  • We are not to be trifled with, boy!†   (source)
  • Once he landed in the safe-house network, he quickly made it known that he was not a guy to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • She is not one to trifle with.†   (source)
  • The old man made me get engaged to her on the ground that I trifled with her affections.†   (source)
  • The mother of malice had trifled with men.†   (source)
  • [This feeling] lies at the very foundation of their sense of justice, and it cannot be trifled with…… No statesman can safely disregard it.†   (source)
  • Has he been trifling with you?†   (source)
  • She did not know if the lack of mail service was the cause, or if he had merely trifled with her affections and then forgotten her.†   (source)
  • Also a low growl rumbled in his throat as warning that he was not to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Raoul, how that little fairy of the North has trifled with you!†   (source)
  • His trifling with the drug of research was risky.†   (source)
  • Of course he was not to be trifled with either—in a word, he was a real master!†   (source)
  • "Good gracious! what dreadful trifling with people's constitutions!" said Mrs. Taft.†   (source)
  • Go out and ask who is never trifled with, and who is always treated with some delicacy.†   (source)
  • "Don't trifle with her affections, you Don Juan!"†   (source)
  • She knew that he trifled with her; but she loved on.†   (source)
  • He doesn't understand that she's one of those women who can't trifle with their feelings.†   (source)
  • For the first time, in conversation with me to-day, he trifled with our customs and God.†   (source)
  • I must not be trifled with, and I demand an answer.†   (source)
  • "It seems to make you very happy that your daughter's affections have been trifled with."†   (source)
  • VIVIE [ruthlessly] Yes, without a moment's hesitation, if you trifle with me about this.†   (source)
  • There must be no trifling with HER affections, poor dear.†   (source)
  • My Lady's name is not a name for common persons to trifle with!"†   (source)
  • After a short pause, her companion added, "You are too generous to trifle with me.†   (source)
  • Your mother is not to be trifled with when she's angry.†   (source)
  • "I could never trifle with anything that affected your sister's happiness.†   (source)
  • Old man, this trifling with our misery is inconsiderate, to give it a name no harsher—†   (source)
  • It is merely crossing,' said Mr. Micawber, trifling with his eye-glass, 'merely crossing.†   (source)
  • It was, as it were, trifling with the terrific character of his whiskers; but my object was to give him an opportunity for a good look at my cabin.†   (source)
  • Each waiter added an air of exclusiveness and elegance by the manner in which he bowed, scraped, touched, and trifled with things.†   (source)
  • For near three mortal months have you trifled with my feelings, eluded me, and snubbed me; and I won't stand it!"†   (source)
  • Ah, it seems too good to be true, it IS too good to be true—I charge thee, have pity, do not trifle with me!†   (source)
  • Plead as he might, her case, as she saw it, was at last critical and no longer to be trifled with in any way.†   (source)
  • You can trifle with your breakfast and seem to disdain your dinner if you are full to the brim with roasted eggs and potatoes and richly frothed new milk and oatcakes and buns and heather honey and clotted cream.†   (source)
  • Like many other critics of Empire, her mouth had been stopped with food, and she could only exclaim at the hospitality with which she had been received, and warn the Mother Country against trifling with young Titans.†   (source)
  • And, for various reasons connected with his own temperament, which was retiring and recessive, as well as the nature of this local social world, he disliked and hesitated to even trifle with them.†   (source)
  • Dr. Col. Egbert Arrowsmith and I would fain trifle with another bottle of that renowned strawberry pop.†   (source)
  • Not that I dreamed of resuscitating Hyde; the bare idea of that would startle me to frenzy: no, it was in my own person, that I was once more tempted to trifle with my conscience; and it was as an ordinary secret sinner, that I at last fell before the assaults of temptation.†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, her underlying thought in connection with all this, in so far as Clyde and his great passion for her was concerned—and hers for him—was that she was indeed trifling with fire and perhaps social disgrace into the bargain.†   (source)
  • You see what's to be done, and you hear what I say, and you know I'm not going to be trifled with any longer."†   (source)
  • Lady Catherine seemed quite astonished at not receiving a direct answer; and Elizabeth suspected herself to be the first creature who had ever dared to trifle with so much dignified impertinence.†   (source)
  • "It grieves me to witness the extravagance that pervades this country," said the Judge, "where the settlers trifle with the blessings they might enjoy, with the prodigality of successful adventurers.†   (source)
  • "How! what!" exclaimed all the robbers at once; "darest thou trifle with us, that thou tellest such improbable lies?"†   (source)
  • Make me understand once for all that you are trifling with my happiness, that my life or death are nothing to you.†   (source)
  • The world still wants its poet-priest, a reconciler, who shall not trifle with Shakspeare the player, nor shall grope in graves with Swedenborg the mourner; but who shall see, speak, and act, with equal inspiration.†   (source)
  • Mankind twist and turn the rules of the Lord, to suit their own wickedness, when their devilish cunning has had too much time to trifle with His commands.†   (source)
  • Weston do not trifle with me.†   (source)
  • He's been trifling with you, and making a plaything of you, and caring nothing about you as a man ought to care."†   (source)
  • My Lady trifles with the screen and makes them glitter more, again with that expression which in other times might have been so dangerous to the young man of the name of Guppy.†   (source)
  • Some wild and half-frantic notion of a deception troubled her fancy, and she imagined that the men were trifling with her fears.†   (source)
  • I mean, daring to trifle with the respectability of a family that has a good and honest name to support.†   (source)
  • …seemed taught by some kind spirit how to steer her course with unerring accuracy, between good and evil, would have revolted at Hurry's character on a thousand points, had there been opportunities to enlighten her, but while he conversed and trifled with her sister, at a distance from herself, his perfection of form and feature had been left to produce their influence on her simple imagination and naturally tender feelings, without suffering by the alloy of his opinions and coarseness.†   (source)
  • I must know it sooner or later; and what purpose can be gained by trifling with the matter for a few minutes, when half the time would put me in possession of all that has occurred?†   (source)
  • And now, men and women of America, is this a thing to be trifled with, apologized for, and passed over in silence?†   (source)
  • The wretched man trifled with his glass,—took it up, looked at it through the light, put it down,—prolonged my misery.†   (source)
  • As you see, I am in the time of life when curiosity is as ungovernable as it was in childhood, when to trifle with it is cruelty.†   (source)
  • He himself, as was perceptible by many symptoms, lay darkly behind his pleasure, and knew it to be a baby-play, which he was to toy and trifle with, instead of thoroughly believing.†   (source)
  • The landlord hurried into the parlour, without staying for further permission, nor did Nicholas strive to prevent him: wisely considering that supper, under the circumstances, was too serious a matter to be trifled with.†   (source)
  • Rawdon must not trifle with her affections, though—dear Miss Crawley would never pardon him for that; for she, too, was quite overcome by the little governess, and loved Sharp like a daughter.†   (source)
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  • They lurked in the deserted entrance hall after Christmas tea, waiting for Crabbe and Goyle who had remained alone at the Slytherin table, shoveling down fourth helpings of trifle.   (source)
    trifle = a kind of dessert
  • Blocks of ice cream in every flavor you could think of, apple pies, treacle tarts, chocolate eclairs and jam doughnuts, trifle, strawberries, Jell-O, rice pudding —   (source)
  • After a meal of turkey sandwiches, crumpets, trifle, and Christmas cake, everyone felt too full and sleepy to do much before bed except sit and watch Percy chase Fred and George all over Gryffindor tower because they'd stolen his prefect badge.   (source)
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