(through a door that was always open, and a looped- back yellow damask portiere) the unexpected vista of a bedroom with a huge low bed upholstered like a sofa, and a toilet-table with frivolous
lace flounces and a gilt-framed mirror.
"Somehow, Anne, I don't want him to think me frivolous
. This is ridiculous.
The girls were touched by the appeal; Polly was lifted out of herself, and when she turned round, the softened look on all the faces told her that for the moment foolish differences and frivolous beliefs were forgotten in the one womanly sentiment of pity for the wrongs and woes of which the listeners' happy lives were ignorant.
All these helped Polly as unconsciously as she helped them, for purpose and principle are the best teachers we can have, and the want of them makes half the women of America what they are, restless, aimless, frivolous, and sick.
Thus grows up Fashion, an equivocal semblance, the most puissant, the most fantastic and frivolous, the most feared and followed, and which morals and violence assault in vain.
The objects of fashion may be frivolous, or fashion may be objectless, but the nature of this union and selection can be neither frivolous nor accidental.
Thy silent pride is always counter to their taste; they rejoice if once thou be humble enough to be frivolous
"What's to be done, according to you?" she asked with the same frivolous
I take no note of, it being of a frivolous character and lacking in the qualities of true poetry.
I laugh at him now and then, but the next moment I wish I had not, for he looks so grave I am ashamed of being frivolous. Besides, it is not showing proper respect to one so much older than myself--to one who was myself so very long before I became myself.
He dropped gradually back into his old frivolous
and easygoing ways and conditions of feeling and manner of speech, and no familiar of his could have detected anything in him that differentiated him from the weak and careless Tom of other days.
Here one curses her and calls her capricious, fickle, and immodest, there another condemns her as frail and frivolous
; this pardons and absolves her, that spurns and reviles her; one extols her beauty, another assails her character, and in short all abuse her, and all adore her, and to such a pitch has this general infatuation gone that there are some who complain of her scorn without ever having exchanged a word with her, and even some that bewail and mourn the raging fever of jealousy, for which she never gave anyone cause, for, as I have already said, her misconduct was known before her passion.
Philip, younger and more frivolous
, could not repress a smile, which flattered Mazarin as an applause of his pleasantry.
It seems like profanation to laugh and jest and bandy the frivolous
chat of our day amid its hoary relics.
Summary: More often than not, it is frivolous
talk that goes on.