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trifle
used in King Lear

3 uses
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Definition
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • By day and night, he wrongs me; every hour He flashes into one gross crime or other, That sets us all at odds; I'll not endure it: His knights grow riotous, and himself upbraids us On every trifle.
    1.3 — Act 1 Scene 3 — A Room in the Duke of Albany's Palace (28% in)
  • ] Why I do trifle thus with his despair Is done to cure it.
    4.6 — Act 4 Scene 6 — The country near Dover (13% in)
  • That's but a trifle here.
    5.2 — Act 5 Scene 2 — A field between the two Camps (91% in)

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