Usage examples for trivial

  1. A little after his arrival, however, he wrote concerning an incident of his former visit- a trivial matter- but one which had annoyed him. – The Letters Of Mark Twain, Volume 6, 1907-1910 by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  2. It is a good thing to be in earnest over every matter, however trivial. – Mrs. Geoffrey by Duchess
  3. Life is so exceedingly trivial an affair, and is so soon over, that I have never been able to understand why people should ever trouble themselves about anything in it. – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  4. Nothing could have been more commonplace, more trivial than the whole incident. – The Grain Of Dust A Novel by David Graham Phillips
  5. Why are we discussing such trivial things? – His Unknown Wife by Louis Tracy
  6. But curiously the only words that she could utter were of a trivial nature. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  7. So the baby was carried into the parlour, and much of her after- life depended on this trivial fact. – Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  8. These seemed trivial to her. – The Living Link by James De Mille
  9. We cannot agree upon the most trivial things. – The Girl and Her Religion by Margaret Slattery
  10. But in the presence of death, so august, so simple, all the concerns of life seemed trivial, and she found herself without words. – Annie Kilburn A Novel by W. D. Howells
  11. Reader do not say the incident is trivial. – Reminiscences of Charles Bradlaugh by George W. Foote
  12. It had been trivial with poor Lingen. – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett
  13. A large majority of them were colored, placed there by their former owners for trivial offenses, the real cause being that of leaving them, but ostensibly for stealing a dress, a pair of shoes, or a dollar or two, etc. – A Woman's Life-Work Labors and Experiences by Laura S. Haviland
  14. He remained silent, thinking over all those points which he had not considered, all those points which were trivial and absurd for him, but which were serious for her, and he repeated several times: This is terrible ... – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  15. But remember it is a woman speaking to you, and things which you will count silly and trivial mean very much to her. – At the Villa Rose by A. E. W. Mason
  16. At least his own constantly turned toward them, and in the midst of his conversation with others, he often paused to address some trivial question to his wife. – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  17. Bobby took a trivial interest, as one will turn to small things during the most vital moments, in the reflection that twice within twenty- four hours the Panamanian had been startled from his cold reserve. – The Abandoned Room by Wadsworth Camp
  18. It was not that the objections raised were trivial. – Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan