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Since his marriage there had been revealed to Levin so many new and serious aspects of life that had previously, through his frivolous attitude to them, seemed of no importance, that in the question of the elections too he assumed and tried to find some serious significance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
And when he realized that people might not be aware of his happiness, he pitied them with his whole heart and felt a desire somehow to explain to them that all that occupied them was a mere frivolous trifle unworthy of attention.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Often when Ralph Manresa had to stay in town she came down alone; wore an old garden hat; taught the village women not how to pickle and preserve; but how to weave frivolous baskets out of coloured straw.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf Context
Though he said all this in his frivolous way, the way seemed, for that once, a conscious polishing of but an ugly surface.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens Context
There already existed between them all the dissonances of the grave young man and the frivolous old man.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
They do live more in earnest, more in themselves, and less in surface, change, and frivolous external things.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context