We care not how trifling
a character may be--let it be the mere inflection of the angle of the jaw, the manner in which an insect's wing is folded, whether the skin be covered by hair or feathers--if it prevail throughout many and different species, especially those having very different habits of life, it assumes high value; for we can account for its presence in so many forms with such different habits, only by its inheritance from a common parent.
He pressed his wife's hand under the table when she thanked him for trifling
little attentions at dinner.
If the part is trifling
she will have more credit in making something of it; and if she is so desperately bent against everything humorous, let her take Cottager's speeches instead of Cottager's wife's, and so change the parts all through; he is solemn and pathetic enough, I am sure.
They slept badly--lost appetite--started at trifling noises.
He was so weary of the idle curiosity--as it appeared to him--which persisted in asking trifling questions, that he left his seat, and crossed the room.
as it was, the reference to Montbarry, proceeding from that woman of all others, confused and agitated her.
responsibility of finding a name for our talented Magdalen to perform under has been cast on my shoulders.