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trivial
used in The Magic Mountain

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Definition
of little importance — sometimes more specifically describing a challenge as easy and uninteresting
  • But to do justice to the joys, they were countless, and although they arose out of trivial events, they were no less compelling than the sufferings.
    5.4 - Mercury's Moods (44% in)
  • ...would be added to their sentences; she would bet on certain bobsledders, ice-skaters, or skiers at various athletic contests or championships, on the results of some nascent love affair among the guests, and on a hundred other, often totally trivial and insignificant things, wagering for chocolate or champagne or the caviar enjoyed on festive occasions in the restaurant, for money, for movie tickets, even for kisses, both those given and received— in short, her passion for gambling...
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (29% in)
  • ...in their lungs and clouded their minds in a murky fog, while up ahead on the screen life flickered before their smarting eyes—all sorts of life, chopped up in hurried, diverting scraps that leapt into fidgety action, lingered, and twitched out of sight in alarm, to the accompaniment of trivial music, which offered present rhythms to match vanishing phantoms from the past and which despite limited means ran the gamut of solemnity, pomposity, passion, savagery, and cooing sensuality.
    5.8 - Danse Macabre (84% in)
  • This trivial incident was even forgotten afterward, was not mentioned once.
    6.8 - A Good Soldier (68% in)
  • To these strains, then, or so Hans Castorp was told, a handkerchief had spontaneously sprung into action, or better, had risen from the floor, controlled by a "claw" hidden within its folds; the doctor's wastepaper basket had ascended to the ceiling and hovered there; the pendulum of a wall clock had been alternately held back by "no one" and then set in motion again; a serving bell had been "picked up" and rung—a whole series of these and other murky, trivial goings-on.
    7.8 - Highly Questionable (51% in)

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