But these were mere trifles
, and they assured their mother that the experiment was working finely.
But this creature, whose moral nature had been subjected to a shock of which, in the physical order, the most violent earthquake of history could only be a faint and languid rendering, was at the mercy of mere trifles
, of casual contacts.
"Gentlemen," resumed the orator, "I repeat that the distance between the earth and her satellite is a mere trifle
, and undeserving of serious consideration.
The rain was a mere trifle
, and Anne was most sincere in preferring a walk with Mr Elliot.
"I can't charge my memory, Sergeant," he said, "a mere trifle--a mere trifle
They are brought in great numbers to the establishments of the Hudson's Bay Company, and sold for a mere trifle
Being poor is a mere trifle
. It is being known to be poor that is the sting.
So much depends upon it that my own life, if that is in danger, would be a mere trifle
in comparison with the issues involved.
"A mere trifle
. `Monsieur d'Artagnan, I send to the king of France the treaty in question, with a request that he will cast into the Bastile provisionally, and then send to me, all who have taken part in this expedition; and that is a prayer with which the king will certainly comply.'"
Phillips began to express her concern thereupon, he assured her with much earnest gravity that it was not of the least importance, that he considered the money as a mere trifle
, and begged that she would not make herself uneasy.
Miss Pross's fidelity of belief in Solomon (deducting a mere trifle
for this slight mistake) was quite a serious matter with Mr.
These shirts cost me nothing but just the mere trifle
for the materials -- I furnished those myself, it would not have been right to make him do that -- and they sold like smoke to pilgrims at a dollar and a half apiece, which was the price of fifty cows or a blooded race horse in Arthurdom.
She exerted herself, and did try to make her comfortable, by considering all that had passed as a mere trifle
, and quite unworthy of being dwelt on,
Though it must be admitted that the denudation of the Weald has been a mere trifle
, in comparison with that which has removed masses of our palaeozoic strata, in parts ten thousand feet in thickness, as shown in Prof.
We have just been trying, by way of doing something, and amusing my mother, just within the last week, to get up a few scenes, a mere trifle
. We have had such incessant rains almost since October began, that we have been nearly confined to the house for days together.