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trifle
used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

10 uses
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Definition
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • Oh, it is a matter of no importance; but I don't know why you should be so warm over such a trifle.
    Adventure VII — The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (61% in)
trifle = something of small importance
  • Just a trifle more, I fancy, Watson.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (9% in)
  • By the way, since you are interested in these little problems, and since you are good enough to chronicle one or two of my trifling experiences, you may be interested in this.
    Adventure I — A Scandal in Bohemia (14% in)
  • By an examination of the ground I gained the trifling details which I gave to that imbecile Lestrade, as to the personality of the criminal.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (79% in)
  • It is founded upon the observation of trifles.
    Adventure IV — The Boscombe Valley Mystery (80% in)
  • It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (62% in)
  • It is, of course, a trifle, but there is nothing so important as trifles.
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (62% in)
  • Do you think that I would respond to such a trifle and yet be ignorant of his death?
    Adventure VI — The Man with the Twisted Lip (66% in)
  • Yet when I spoke to her of the matter, she answered me abruptly; and in the carriage, on our way home, she seemed absurdly agitated over this trifling cause.
    Adventure X — The Adventure of the Noble Bachelor (40% in)
  • I could, of course, borrow so trifling a sum ten times over from my friends, but I much prefer to make it a matter of business and to carry out that business myself.
    Adventure XI — The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet (12% in)

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