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There are more cafes in Paris than one, at which to trifle away an idle hour.

Fortunately for them and for me, I was not long permitted to trifle away my time.

He waved that trifle away; it must wait, for now there was business afoot.

You must teach, and not trifle away time in exhibiting fine thoughts or playing upon words.

You succeed in nothing, sir; unstable as water, you trifle away all existence.

The philosophy of society is so practical that it is not allowed, even to a young Duke, absolutely to trifle away existence.

One day a friend was urging his father to send James to school, and not allow him to trifle away his time at home.

We must do our own share in keeping away from the danger, and not trifle away the strength we ask for.

Do not trifle away the holy day in vane pleasures, but live to the glory of God, and in the fear of your parents.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., trufle "false or idle tale," later "matter of little importance" (late 13c.), from Old French trufle "mockery," diminutive of truffe "deception," of uncertain origin.

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