a trifle

  1. to a small degree; somewhat
    it's a bit warm
    felt a little better
    a trifle smaller
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How To Use a trifle In A Sentence

  • If you've been to the crossroads, and made the deal, and got the mojo — which turns out to be dependent on a great deal of hard work and practice, just like sleight-of-hand — wouldn't you maybe get a trifle riled by that kind of misjudgment from time to time? Cops and Robbers
  • As for the remaining four songs, 'Wrapped Around Your Finger' and 'Tea In The Sahara' are doomy ciphers, the former possibly about marriage, the latter open to a handful of interpretations, none of them exactly upbeat, while 'Synchronicity I' is a trifle explaining the title concept and the monster hit 'Every Breath You Take', is ostensibly a trite love song with it's icy and obsessive core just barely concealed. Synchronicity
  • His background is a trifle dubious, to say the least.
  • He was cheered to the echo and, a trifle remarkably, joyously, and continually, waved to the thousands who were acclaiming him.
  • I'd probably sprinkle them on top of a trifle if I ate trifles.
  • My fellow writers if my words have left you feeling a trifle depressed and desolate, cheer up.
  • Try turning the key a trifle .
  • As a photographer, he'd found both locations just a trifle disappointing.
  • While I did not begrudge the President his due recognition, this was a trifle fulsome.
  • Disappointment queerly stirring her, she opened her eyes a trifle and ventured a peep at him.
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