trifle

All Noun Adverb Verb
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  • Info Trifle is an English dessert dish made from thick (or often solidified) custard, fruit, sponge cake (often soaked in sherry or other fortified wine), fruit juice or jelly (gelatin in American English), and whipped cream.
  • UPON what trifles do the most important events of our lives turn! Cited from Frank Fairlegh, by Frank E. Smedley
  • A trifling matter, perhaps you will say, to make so much talk about. Cited from The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863, by Various
  • It is time that there should no longer be any trifling between us. Cited from The Two Admirals, by J. Fenimore Cooper
  • That he may break himself in his attempt is a trifle to him. Cited from Lloyd George, by Frank Dilnot
  • Now that you look upon them as such trifles I need say no more. Cited from My Doggie and I, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • She had a great work before her, and she could not mind trifles. Cited from Kate Bonnet, by Frank R. Stockton
  • The third time the machine itself was a trifle too far to one side. Cited from Around the World in Ten Days, by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  • They should turn the head a trifle towards the audience, and present arms. Cited from Home Pastimes; or Tableaux Vivants, by James H. Head
  • But there will be no trifling after the end of this next week. Cited from George Selwyn: His Letters and His Life, E. S. Roscoe and Helen Clergue
  • His head was perhaps a trifle higher than usual, therefore, when he entered the office. Cited from Marion's Faith, by Charles King
  • Every hour trifled away with young men is an hour worse than lost. Cited from Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women, by George Sumner Weaver
  • And his theory was just, for he has almost always made his trifles interesting. Cited from Hawthorne, by Henry James, Junr.
  • It would be hard enough for you to lie about the most trifling thing. Cited from We Three, by Gouverneur Morris
  • She spent her whole life in trifles of this kind, or over social matters. Cited from The Daughters of Danaus, by Mona Caird
  • She gave him the look of one who does not mean to be trifled with. Cited from In the Year of Jubilee, by George Gissing
  • Whenever he saw this he would fall back upon his trifling again. Cited from The Bread-winners, by John Hay
  • On what trifles turn the great events in the life of man! Cited from Advice to Young Men, by William Cobbett
  • In her very presence the boy had trifled with his great secret and she had not known! Cited from The Wrong Twin, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • The trouble with all of us is, we make too much of trifles. Cited from A String of Amber Beads, by Martha Everts Holden
  • She trifled a moment with her fan and then raised her kind small eyes. Cited from A Passionate Pilgrim, by Henry James
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Meaning of trifle

  • noun A cold pudding made of layers of sponge cake spread with fruit or jelly; may be decorated with nuts, cream, or chocolate