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  • noun Plural form of bagatelle.


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  • "bagatelles" with a few friendly lines to Voltaire, and invited him to accompany him to Potsdam.

    Berlin and Sans-Souci; or Frederick the Great and his friends

  • Mozart said that the publisher who bought some of these "bagatelles" and printed them without applying to him was a scamp (Lump), but took no proceedings against him.) 149.

    Mozart The Man and the Artist as Revealed in his own Words

  • I tugged at a cupboard, and sure enough, a flood of miscellany spilled out all over the floor: bits of string and bags of rubber bands and bunches of dead flowers, a loving cup, old vinyl records, empty boxes, broken bagatelles.

    The Dark Side of Innocence

  • Oh, I know many of these soulless enterprises make a boatload of money for their stars and the studio suits and that there explains the why of it... but beyond that, after these bloated bagatelles make their investment money back, what then?

    Big money horror: who cares?

  • “Believe me, all the statues in England are bagatelles compared with these,” Nys wrote to Charles.

    The Dragon’s Trail

  • It was only twenty-four hours later; but hours alive with the throbs, the surprises, the delicious bagatelles of a rapidly deepening feeling.


  • Like bagatelles we felt in that tremendous place, the weird luminaries gleaming above like garlands of frozen suns, the enigmatic hosts of animate cubes and spheres and pyramids trooping past.

    The Metal Monster

  • It was a bit of an extravagance, but then, once one of the girls was safely wedded to the Fenyx boy, such things would be mere bagatelles.

    Phoenix And Ashes

  • There were a number of bagatelles; but it was just the little things that counted with a man like him, and these little things had gradually made it so clear to him that they were not compatible.

    Shallow Soil

  • Barcelo owned a fabulous library, and, for want of more Julian Carax titles, we ambled through dozens of minor classics and major bagatelles.

    The Shadow of the Wind


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