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trivial
used in Howards End

5 uses
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Definition
of little importance — sometimes more specifically describing a challenge as easy and uninteresting
  • We do not admit that by collisions of this trivial sort the doors of heaven may be shaken open.
    Chapter 4 (26% in)
  • The trust that they had reposed in him was trivial, but he felt that it cancelled his mistrust for them, and that probably he would not be "had" over his umbrella.
    Chapter 5 (41% in)
  • It was rather the feeling that she betrayed a secret into the camp of men, and that, however trivial it was on this side of the barrier, it would become important on that.
    Chapter 8 (17% in)
  • But Margaret saw Death stripped of any false romance; whatever the idea of Death may contain, the process can be trivial and hideous.
    Chapter 34 (10% in)
  • She alters her focus until trivial things are blurred.
    Chapter 43 (52% in)

There are no more uses of "trivial" in Howards End.

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