1 For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
2 The mother looked young, and the daughter looked old; the mother's complexion was pink, and the daughter's was yellow; the mother set up for frivolity, and the daughter for theology.
3 Just as its cynicism was beginning to rouse her village-dulled frivolity, it was over.
4 He did not like to combine frivolity with the serious business of hunting.
5 She laughed and was frivolous and rather brittle.
6 They think you're too frivolous.
7 She wondered why the good citizens insisted on adding the chill of prejudice, why they did not make the houses of their spirits more warm and frivolous, like the wise chatterers of Stockholm and Moscow.
8 She was nearing a frivolous grove of birch and poplar and wild plum trees.
9 She sat modestly in a stiff chair, feeling frivolous and out of place.
10 The frivolous teacher had come to accept Carol as of her own youth, and though school had begun she rushed in daily to suggest dances, welsh-rabbit parties.
11 Aunt woke up and, being more good-natured after her nap, told me to read a bit and show what frivolous work I preferred to the worthy and instructive Belsham.
12 But they were kindly people, in spite of the frivolous life they led, and soon put their guest at her ease.
13 You have grown abominably lazy, you like gossip, and waste time on frivolous things, you are contented to be petted and admired by silly people, instead of being loved and respected by wise ones.
14 She has been allowed to dispose of her time in the most idle and frivolous manner, and to adopt any opinions that came in her way.
15 They do live more in earnest, more in themselves, and less in surface, change, and frivolous external things.