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frivolous
used in The Mill on the Floss

4 uses
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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
  • And now the women were gone, they could carry on their serious talk without frivolous interruption.
    1.7 -- Book 1 Chapter 7 -- Enter the Aunts and Uncles (97% in)
  • Her frivolous mind required a more direct appeal to its sense of the terrible, and Tom prepared for his master-stroke.
    2.5 -- Book 2 Chapter 5 -- Maggie's Second Visit (78% in)
  • She did not think of such things with frivolous indifference, and Tom must not accuse her of that.
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (80% in)
  • The ladies who had commodities of their own to sell, and did not want dressing-gowns, saw at once the frivolity and bad taste of this masculine preference for goods which any tailor could furnish; and it is possible that the emphatic notice of various kinds which was drawn toward Miss Tulliver on this public occasion, threw a very strong and unmistakable light on her subsequent conduct in many minds then present.
    6.9 -- Book 6 Chapter 9 -- Charity in Full-Dress (14% in)

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