Sentence Examples


  • In England, Robert Recorde had indeed published his mathematical treatises, but they were of trifling importance and without influence on the history of science.
  • But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.
  • The twelve labors of Hercules were trifling in comparison with those which my neighbors have undertaken; for they were only twelve, and had an end; but I could never see that these men slew or captured any monster or finished any labor.
  • At the present day, and in this country, as I find by my own experience, a few implements, a knife, an axe, a spade, a wheelbarrow, etc., and for the studious, lamplight, stationery, and access to a few books, rank next to necessaries, and can all be obtained at a trifling cost.
  • Genius is not a retainer to any emperor, nor is its material silver, or gold, or marble, except to a trifling extent.

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