a trifle


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a trifle

A little; somewhat: a trifle stingy.
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References in classic literature ?
Pengarth, who was a trifle nervous, preferred to stand.
He became a trifle less dreary; and he looked much as he had looked when he noticed the white musk rose in the flower-garden.
Hannah showed the result of this attitude somewhat, being a trifle careworn in face and sharp in manner; but she was a self-contained, well-behaved, dependable child, and that is the reason her aunts had invited her to Riverboro to be a member of their family and participate in all the advantages of their loftier position in the world.
The old gentleman took a step back, with the air of one very much surprised and a trifle hurt; and at that Mr.
After all, mother, we are making a trifle a very serious matter.
Have something yourself, Johnny," I said, with an air of having intended to say it all the time, but of having been a trifle remiss because of the interesting conversation I had been holding with Clam and Pat.
Pudd'nhead Wilson had a trifle of money when he arrived, and he bought a small house on the extreme western verge of the town.
Petersburg, at a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide, there was a long, narrow, wooded island, with a shallow bar at the head of it, and this offered well as a ren- dezvous.