FRIVOLOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of FRIVOLOUS
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frivolous
 a.  lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant
Classic Sentence: (27 in 2 pages)
1  She laughed and was frivolous and rather brittle.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
2  They think you're too frivolous.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  She was nearing a frivolous grove of birch and poplar and wild plum trees.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
5  She sat modestly in a stiff chair, feeling frivolous and out of place.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
8  But they were kindly people, in spite of the frivolous life they led, and soon put their guest at her ease.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
9  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.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
10  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.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
11  They do live more in earnest, more in themselves, and less in surface, change, and frivolous external things.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  The stranger thus presenting himself was probably a person who, like Franz, preferred the enjoyment of solitude and his own thoughts to the frivolous gabble of the guides.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
13  You no more deceive me with that false calmness than I impose upon you with my frivolous solicitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
14  But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the process of the game, not the end of it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: IX
15  As it is now, war is the favorite pastime of the idle and frivolous.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXV
Example Sentence:
1  I think he sees her as a frivolous young woman.
2  She has a frivolous nature and won't take anything seriously.
3  Berg's frivolous lawsuit was tossed out for lack of standing shortly before the election by a federal district court.
4  I don't think such frivolity helps the organization's public image.
5  There is a serious message at the core of all this frivolity.
6  His frivolity annoys the other people in the office.
7  While the first impression of a traditional clown may be one of frivolity, the exaggerated makeup, clothing, expressions.