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frivolous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
not serious
  • in behavior or attitude — as when acting silly or without appropriate seriousness
  • in content — as when describing something as trivial or unimportant
  • As if it were not very painful to me to see you an idle frivolous creature.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (30% in)
  • He pushed aside his plate, poured out his glass of ale and drew his chair a little forward, profiting by the occasion to look at the inner side of his legs, which he stroked approvingly—Mr. Trumbull having all those less frivolous airs and gestures which distinguish the predominant races of the north.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (93% in)
  • That was an unpropitious hour for coming home: it was too early to gain the moral support under ennui of dressing his person for dinner, and too late to undress his mind of the day's frivolous ceremony and affairs, so as to be prepared for a good plunge into the serious business of study.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (44% in)

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