“It would be well if people would more generally divide details into these two classes, and apply the term trifles only to the latter sort.”
“Ah! similarity of tastes, even in trifles, is a blessing; but now, my love, shut that box, and let us talk rationally.”
“On this occasion the governor resolved to sweep aside what he termed trifles, and to use firmly and pitilessly a weapon of terror already in his hands.”
“It points out the enormous value of what we call trifles, and the comparatively trifling value of what the indifferent would take most note.”
“If all of this sounds small beer – mere gossipy trifles from the Westminster village – consider that financial bubbles once exploded on the watch of conservative politicians, who believed in laissez-faire and letting the market rip.”
“He is considerate in trifles, he speaks no harsh words, he and his bride go about together, walk together, read together, and perhaps, if they are very advanced, even work together.”
“So by agreeing in trifles, as I told you, I succeed in getting the essentials as I like.”
“After my usual salutation, the Duke, with his brilliant imagination in trifles as well as things of moment, said, "If not in a hurry, ride home with me.”
“I never knew rightly why; but my mother, having control until I was come of age, and having, indeed, the whole property at her disposal, doubtless considered it best that the wealth should accumulate rather than be frittered away in trifles which could be of but passing moment to a boy.”
“It is unfortunate that such matters are often called trifles, for a trifle is usually supposed to be something that is of very little account; the name thus misleads.”
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