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trifle
used in The Tempest

3 uses
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Definition
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • For every trifle are they set upon me:
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — Another part of the island (5% in)
trifle = thing of small importance
  • But this is trifling; And all the more it seeks to hide itself, The bigger bulk it shows.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — Before PROSPERO'S cell (82% in)
  • Whe'er thou be'st he or no, Or some enchanted trifle to abuse me, As late I have been, I not know: thy pulse Beats, as of flesh and blood; and, since I saw thee, Th' affliction of my mind amends, with which, I fear, a madness held me: this must crave,— An if this be at all—a most strange story.
    5.1 — Act 5 Scene 1 — Before the cell of PROSPERO (33% in)

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