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Capricious frivolities had to make way for a manlier art, matter “that was worthy to rivet the gaze of a free nation upon itself.”
THE HISTORY OF MODERN PAINTING, VOLUME 1 (OF 4)RICHARD MUTHER
Like Luther, he had no time for frivolities, and looked upon himself as commissioned to do important work.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VIJOHN LORD
They were captivated by trifles and frivolities, rather than directing their strength to the end in view.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME VJOHN LORD
We shall lead the country life, though he'll have to come to London now and again for his serious 'frivolities.'
THE QUIVER 3/1900ANONYMOUS
Like a true femme galante of the seventeenth century, she coloured her very frivolities with an air of culture.
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
The follies and frivolities of fashionable life slay their thousands where hard study slays its one.
THE EDUCATION OF AMERICAN GIRLSANNA CALLENDER BRACKETT
Soon his attention was drawn from such frivolities as these to more serious matters.
THE LIFE OF GORDON, VOLUME IDEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
He is weary both of dissipation and of the youthful frivolities 169 which are injuring and belittling him.
MEMOIRS OF THE DUCHESSE DE DINO V.1/3, 1831-1835DOROTHY DUCHESSE DE DINO
Whatever frivolities might fill his idle hours, there was no question of his attention to duty when the call came.
THE HONORABLE PERCIVALALICE HEGAN RICE
My thought was to educate her to a somewhat higher ideal of life than the frivolities of a fashionable world.
THE PILLAR OF LIGHTLOUIS TRACY

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