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trivial
used in War and Peace

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Definition
of little importance — sometimes more specifically describing a challenge as easy and uninteresting
  • Selfish, vain, stupid, trivial in everything—that's what women are when you see them in their true colors!
    Book One — 1805 (23% in)
  • Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.
    Book Six — 1808-10 (92% in)
  • He prayed with that passionate and shamefaced feeling with which men pray at moments of great excitement arising from trivial causes.
    Book Seven — 1810-11 (26% in)
  • "Nothing is trivial, and nothing is important, it's all the same—only to save oneself from it as best one can," thought Pierre.
    Book Eight — 1811-12 (6% in)
  • When he listened to, or himself took part in, trivial conversations, when he read or heard of human baseness or folly, he was not horrified as formerly, and did not ask himself why men struggled so about these things when all is so transient and incomprehensible—but he remembered her as he had last seen her, and all his doubts vanished—not because she had answered the questions that had haunted him, but because his conception of her transferred him instantly to another, a brighter,...
    Book Nine — 1812 (78% in)
  • He talked to them and discussed something trivial.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (96% in)
  • Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (96% in)
  • His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
    Book Thirteen — 1812 (59% in)
  • Though Princess Mary and Natasha were evidently glad to see their visitor and though all Pierre's interest was now centered in that house, by the evening they had talked over everything and the conversation passed from one trivial topic to another and repeatedly broke off.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (34% in)
  • We know that man has the faculty of becoming completely absorbed in a subject however trivial it may be, and that there is no subject so trivial that it will not grow to infinite proportions if one's entire attention is devoted to it.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (56% in)
  • We know that man has the faculty of becoming completely absorbed in a subject however trivial it may be, and that there is no subject so trivial that it will not grow to infinite proportions if one's entire attention is devoted to it.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (56% in)

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