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frivolous
used in Arrowsmith

3 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
  • They talked gravely or frivolously of their work, the one sort of work that, since it becomes part of the chain of discovered fact, is eternal, however forgotten the worker's name.
    Chapter 26 (81% in)
  • He walked all the way up to their inconsiderable hotel in the Thirties, and all the way the crowds stared at him—this slim, pale, black-eyed, beaming young man who thrust among them, halfrunning, seeing nothing yet in a blur seeing everything: gallant buildings, filthy streets, relentless traffic, soldiers of fortune, fools, pretty women, frivolous shops, windy sky.
    Chapter 26 (34% in)
  • She lay on the coverlet of her berth, in the tropic languidness, a slight figure in a frivolous nightgown.
    Chapter 32 (99% in)

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