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He cannot afford to be a trifler or a loiterer on the way, but must push on continually.

As long as you are no trifler you will be welcome at my wagon.

What was to be done in Ireland was not work for a trifler or a dupe.

Last night, and most of the time to-day, you were the trifler, the incorrigible jester.

“I know at least four sorts of kisses,” reflected the Mexican trifler.

He is a moth singed, that is all—the trifler with women thought he was a wasp.

Oh, Mr. Westrip, I wish you'd try to find the last number of the Trifler.

And now—— The mate of the eagle was a trifler with peacocks and vultures.

I'm a trifler, a dilettante, and an amateur of the right and the good as I used to be when I was young.

But Percy was not entirely a trifler, as a few weeks after proved.

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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