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All this I admit to be the fever of the mind—a waking dream—an illusion to which mesmerism or magic is but a frivolity.
Disgusted with the frivolity of the living, she sought solace for her wounded feelings in companionship with the illustrious dead.
Frivolity enveloped the company as with a silken veil, and yet everything moved as politely and as sedately as a minuet.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
I am a parent, so I instructed my wife to write a letter saying how much I was pained by William's frivolity.
Hence he gives the impression of insincerity, of trifling with grave subjects and of using mysticism as a mask for frivolity.
I felt some curiosity as to the interrupted narrative, even in despite of the evident frivolity of the narrator.
Entirely independent of public opinion, those of them who loved vice or frivolity indulged their tastes without shame or measure.
As I have said, our frivolity covered certain purposes which Juste has carried out, and which I am about to execute.
Z. MARCASHONORE DE BALZAC
You know the first question one naturally feels inclined to put to you, Miss West, is, why did you leave the Frivolity?
A LIFE SENTENCEADELINE SERGEANT
For there was no frivolity of vine or flower round Salomy Jane's bower.

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