"Oh nothing, only a trifle," said Natasha, smilingly still more brightly.
That the people themselves did not regard the reform as a trifle is plain from the numerous rebellions against it.
His earliest publication, the anonymous pamphlet of The Pentland Rising, had appeared in 1866, and The Charity Bazaar, a trifle in which his future manner is happily displayed, in 1868.
He prayed fervently against his idleness; he determined, as often as he received the sacrament, that he would no longer doze away and trifle away his time; but the spell under which he lay resisted prayer and sacrament.
We may also mention Cupido Cruciatus, Cupid on the cross; Technopaegion, a literary trifle consisting of a collection of verses ending in monosyllables; Eclogarum Liber, on astronomical and astrological subjects; Epistolae, including letters to Paulinus and Symmachus; lastly, Praefatiunculae, three poetical epistles, one to the emperor Theodosius.
per quarter (480 lb), a trifle in comparison with the actual fall in the price of wheat during the same years.
I tell you, Papa" (he smote himself on the breast as a general he had heard speaking had done, but Berg did it a trifle late for he should have struck his breast at the words "Russian army"), "I tell you frankly that we, the commanders, far from having to urge the men on or anything of that kind, could hardly restrain those... those... yes, those exploits of antique valor," he went on rapidly.
Upon this theory public land was either given away or sold for a trifle by the nation to individual holders.
The ministry of Lord North, however, was tottering, and soon after fell; the Board of Trade was abolished by the passing of Burke's bill in 1782, and Gibbon's salary vanished with it - no trifle, for his expenditure had been for three years on a scale somewhat disproportionate to his private fortune.
It could neither afford to trifle with the sympathies of the French Catholics nor to interrupt the progress of those elements, which would naturally be a thorn in the side of the young German Empire, thus undo Bismarck's work, and restore the Vatican policy to its pristine strength and vigour.
Classicism in the shape of solid, respectable Hummel on the one hand, and Carl Czerny, a trifle flippant, perhaps, and inclined to appeal to the gallery, on the other, these gave the musical parentage of young Liszt.
The hill of Dascon is to be sought a trifle to the south-east, to the south of the mouth of the Anapus, on the edge of the Great Harbour, at the Punta Caderini.
From 1820 to 1860, however, the Whigs were in general a trifle the stronger; and from 1866 to 1895 the Democrats were triumphant; in 1895 a Republican governor was elected; in 1896 Maryland gave McKinley 3 2, 23 2 votes more than it gave Bryan; and in 1904 seven Democratic electors and one Republican were chosen; and in 1908 five Democratic and three Republican.
With the soldier, an infantry officer with a bandaged cheek came up to the bonfire, and addressing Tushin asked him to have the guns moved a trifle to let a wagon go past.
A handful or two of the soil is then put in, and on this the plant with its roots spread out is to be set, a trifle higher than the plant should stand in the pot when finished off; more soil is to be added, and the whole pressed firmly with the fingers, the base of the stem being just below the pot-rim, and the surface being smoothed off so as to slope a little outwards.
In 1900 only .about one-sixth of the total land surface was included in farms, and a trifle less than one-third of the farm land was improved.
Pocahontas, perhaps the most remarkable mare in the Stud-Book, never won a race on the turf, but threw Stockwell and Rataplan to the Baron, son of Birdcatcher, King Tom to Harkaway, Knight of St Patrick to Knight of St George, and Knight of Kars to Nutwith-all these horses being 16 hands high and upwards, while Pocahontas was a long low mare of about 15 hands or a trifle more.
Casilda (pop. in 1907, 1246) has a landlocked, shallow harbour; but Masio Bay, a trifle farther distant, accommodates larger craft; and there are excellent deep-water anchorages among the quays off the coast.
The census of 1900 showed that not less than two-fifths of the total net income came from live stock or from hay, grain and forage on farms representing together 96% of the farm-value of the state - live stock being a trifle more important; dairying was similarly predominant for 1.6%, and beet-sugar for ' 9.1%.
He then, in the happiest vein of parody, proceeds to show them a more excellent way: - "My first prediction is but a trifle, yet I mention it to show how ignorant these sottish pretenders to astrology are in their own concerns: it refers to Partridge the almanac-maker.
kirk treasurer 's hands, is a mere trifle.
trifle on the odd side.
bruised rib, which is still a trifle painful.
his controversies and his lace tags, for the purpose of amusing himself with what he considered merely as a trifle.
My eyes, and those of my few friends, were red with tears when I packed my trifle belongings and walked the short, but oh so long distance to my new home.
Is it cynical to suggest that the courts are being a trifle schizophrenic about the guidelines?
Her pretty hat was a trifle on one side; her cheeks brilliant with excitement and anxiety.
He was getting just a trifle fed up with appearing like a country hick.
It must be a trifle disconcerting for the rest of the cast, but such unusual informality was great fun for everyone else.
In my case, this took the form of a bruised rib, which is still a trifle painful.
We had thirty seven cars on the grid on Sunday - it got a trifle busy out on the track to say the least !
We 've always found the stylings of the USM series to be a trifle on the odd side.
Now arrange them into a large trifle bowl and make some forks marks in the sponge.
Some people prefer silk for its sensuous feel, though it can be a trifle warm when there is no air conditioner around.
Each table should include a centerpiece such as trifle bowl or other glass stand.
Instead of the trifle bowl, line the fruit along the center of the table and use it as candle holders.
Almost an object of art rather than a true handbag, they are basically a trifle or bauble, a sign of luxury.
For something a little different, buy a large glass vase or a trifle dish and fill it with apples, or make a cornucopia in a shallow glass dish or basket.
Place one third of the mixture in the bottom of a clear glass trifle bowl.
With a store-bought angel food cake, you can prepare a delicious patriotic trifle quickly and easily – even if you can’t bake at all.
Place a layer of cake chunks into a trifle bowl and spoon whipped cream over the top.
lightly scuffed, a trifle darkened on spine, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good.
And even self-styled modernist buildings are beginning to look a trifle derivative and dated.
sherry trifle, etc are forbidden.
For the tipsy laird trifle, there is always the cream sherry option.
They are often exposed to the weather, so the internal decorations were beginning to get a trifle tatty.
To a spider the process would seem a trifle hyperactive.
trifle compared to the 600,000 pounds of DU in Iraq and Kuwait.
Finally, I expect I am not alone in feeling a trifle weary of carol services.
While I was there a volunteer brought in a large and delicious looking trifle she had prepared.
The point I am really making is that she was becoming a trifle callous in all her relationships at this time.
We had thirty seven cars on the grid on Sunday - it got a trifle busy out on the track to say the least!
What he left undone was a mere trifle to what he did.
Of course, it seems an awfully silly little trifle to talk about.
He might feel the tragic irony of it; it might shake his soul, like any other tragic trifle.
War without pity or mercy; that the traitors may know that they must not trifle with the sentiment of a people.
All this was the merest trifle, the outside of life.
Wine sauces, sherry trifle, etc are forbidden.
trifle bowl and make some forks marks in the sponge.
trifle again, was it so trifling a skirmish to such mighty warriors as to have been forgotten already?
The total acreage of all land included in farms increased from 3,459,018 acres in 1890 to 3,609,784 acres in 1900, or from 60% to 62.6% of the total land area of the state, but the improved portion of this decreased during the decade from 1,727,387 acres to 1,076,879 acres, or from 49'9% to 29.8%; in no other state east of the Mississippi river was so small a proportion of the farm land improved at the close of the decade, although in Florida it was only a trifle larger.
and covers a trifle less than 5 acres.
Lightly soiled, a trifle scuffed on extremities, some light foxing, otherwise very good.
Lightly scuffed, a trifle darkened on spine, undated inscription on front free endpaper, good.
All this because of 88 rounds of DU bullets, a trifle compared to the 600,000 pounds of DU in Iraq and Kuwait.
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