They have obtained more liberty since, and can dispense with these "fopperies."
The unities of time and place have always appeared to me fopperies, as far as they require close observance of the French rules.
He plays the game with the gloves off, he strips bare all the fopperies and artificialities of the world.
I visited all the famous ones, and it would fill a volume to tell you the fopperies that's said of them.
George Osborne lying yonder, all his fopperies ended, with a bullet through his heart?
Nations, like individuals, have their fopperies; the celestials display this quality, particularly in the coverings for the feet.
The unities of time and place he calls "fopperies," though time and place, he admits, are not to be lightly changed.
I will come to thee, but Frank, I will not stay to hear your fopperies, dispatch those e're I come.
To him I am only 'the old man' who refused to 'put up' longer for his fopperies and extravagances!
Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket.