Trifling in a sentence

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Definition of Trifling

  • Being of small value or importance; trivial; paltry; as, a trifling debt; a trifling affair.
  • the deliberate act of delaying and playing instead of working

How to use trifling in a sentence. Trifling pronunciation.

But seriously a Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter.
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Perhaps the providence of God in supplying the wants of the poor never was more closely watched and better described than has been done by the late William Huntington, formerly a minister in London, England, who, in a book with the quaint title of the "Bank of Faith," tells how, in his course of life, day by day the Lord guarded him, helped him, and provided for every need, even the most trifling.
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He was greatly surprised when the bank loan fell due to learn that a trifling payment would be acceptable, and the rest extended at his convenience.
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Nor could he be regarded as emasculate; his movements merely disguised the natural vigour of a manly frame, and his conversational trifling hinted an intellectual reserve, a latent power of mind, obvious enough in the lines of his countenance.
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She was not mistress of the situation, as when trifling with Crewe.
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Their father's illness imposed a restraint upon trifling conversation.
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When Nancy rejected his formal offer of devotion, the desire to wed her besieged him more vigorously; Samuel was piqued at the tone of lofty trifling in which the girl answered his proposal; for assuredly he esteemed himself no less remarkable a person than he appeared in the eyes of his sisters, and his vanity had been encouraged by Mr. Lord's favour.
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This is the real sorrow of great men; and in the face of it the notion that when a great man speaks bitterly or looks melancholy he must be troubled by a disappointment in love seems to me sentimental trifling.
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As to the rest, those who participate in the Parisian life on its lighter side, in its childish whirl, and the trifling follies it entails, who make rendezvous, waste their time, who dress and are busy day and night doing nothing, who dance frantically in the rays of the Parisian sun, without thought, without passion, without virtue, and even without vice-we must own it is impossible to imagine anything more contemptible.
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The distinguished philosopher could not refuse so trifling a favour. 'Utility,' said he, 'is-' At this critical moment there was a universal buzz throughout the rooms, and everybody looked so interested that the philosopher quite forgot to finish his answer.
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Dickinson, however, seeing that Miss Elting would admit of no trifling, decided that it would be better to make a clean breast of the matter.
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O woman, if it were not for one trifling respect, I could come to such honour!
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Millions have owed their deaths to tortures they have received because they differed regarding some trifling passage in Scripture.
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Is it a trifling matter that these great communities, this vast population of large-city dwellers, should have their mode of life controlled by a majority rolled up by the vote of people whose conditions, whose advantages and disadvantages, whose opportunities and mode of life, and consequently whose desires and needs, are of a wholly different nature?
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The foolish undertake a trifling act, and soon desist, discouraged; wise men engage in mighty works, and persevere.
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Superstition is the religion of feeble minds; and they must be tolerated in an admixture of it in some trifling or enthusiastic shape or other; else you will deprive weak minds of a resource found necessary to the strongest.
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Sometimes things went wrong, and she found herself with no money at all; then her trifling possessions found their way to a pawnshop in the Vauxhall Bridge Road, and she ate bread and butter till things grew brighter.
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He had dropped Justine Delande like a plummet into the lake of forgetfulness, and watched Hugh Johnstone's listless trifling with the dainties of the superb collation.
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A few moments were wasted upon trifling with a well-worn envelope, now carefully hidden in her bosom.
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Then, dashing off his signature upon the receipt tendered by Madame Louison, he calmly said: "These things are only of a trifling value-some long-treasured trinkets of my dead wife's.
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Examples of Trifling

Example #1
It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there, is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats.
Example #2
I could have seen more, if I could have kept the dust out of my eyes.
Example #3
It is a precious record of faith and full of true encouragement.
Example #4
GOD THE GUARDIAN OF THE POOR.
Example #5
This was remarkable, as the security had depreciated somewhat, and the loan had been then extended longer than usual.
Example #6
Committing his cares all to the Lord, he endeavored to throw off his burden and with diligence in trade do what was possible for protection.