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trifle
used in Selected Tales by Poe

2 uses
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Definition
something of small importance; or a small quantity
  • I had learned, too, the very remarkable fact, that the stem of the Usher race, all time-honored as it was, had put forth, at no period, any enduring branch; in other words, that the entire family lay in the direct line of descent, and had always, with very trifling and very temporary variation, so lain.
    3 — The Fall of the House of Usher (10% in)
  • I arose and argued about trifles, in a high key and with violent gesticulations; but the noise steadily increased.
    5 — The Tell-Tale Heart (90% in)

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