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“Then you still would have a chance to marry each other,” I said frivolously.

Oh, but we mustn't talk so frivolously when that poor man may be dying.

You can take it as seriously or as frivolously as you please.

She thought her too fashionably dressed, frivolously gay and vain.

I know that you have plenty of money, but that is no reason why you should waste it so frivolously.

Even the most frivolously inclined do not want to flirt in the morning.

Anyhow, the evening in question had passed innocently, if frivolously, enough.

"Oh, it's quite bad enough to see them," replied Colville frivolously.

At least that was decision, not frivolously reached; now perhaps he could rest.

"For which we should be devoutly grateful," says Olga, frivolously.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Latin frivolus "silly, empty, trifling, worthless, brittle," diminutive of *frivos "broken, crumbled," from friare "break, rub away, crumble." Related: Frivolously; frivolousness.

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