How to use Trivial in a sentence
It might be trivial, but it was an integral part of their marriage.
She asked me about something trivial and I said I didn't know.
It was utterly ridiculous to cry about something so trivial, and yet it felt good.
But fewer came to see me on trivial business.
The stone is used for seals, knifehandles and various trivial ornaments.Advertisement
In the former case the formation of phelloderm is trivial in amount; in the latter, considerable, since this tissue has to replace the cast-off cortex, as a metabolic and particularly a storage tissue.
In a world without scarcity, or that has scarcity at such a trivial level it is hardly noticeable, all the conventional theories and dogmas lose their meaning.
A slave of theirs had denounced them to the Holy Office, and though the details of the accusation against them seem trivial and even contradictory, Antonio was condemned to death.
They're not trivial, but do remember that they are temporary.
Flushed and agitated she went about the house all that day, dry-eyed, occupied with most trivial matters as if not understanding what awaited her.Advertisement
The variations are only trivial.
Trivial Pursuit is a timeless game with timeless questions.
On the other hand, comparatively trivial incidents do more harm to a relatively delicate plant like the tobacco than to more robust plants.
This subjectivity, however, does not make value arbitrary or trivial.
Hard working people do n't care for such trivial tosh like xmas.Advertisement
With its huge sexy screen and loads of features, gaming seems an almost trivial inclusion.
In this way, you could think of it as a console game version of Trivial Pursuit.
But when a deep-seated antagonism is concealed beneath an unruffled surface, the most trivial incident will bring it to the light of day.
Allocation becomes trivial, since all free space is always contiguous.
A side effect doctors may consider trivial might be totally unacceptable to a patient.Advertisement
Not speaking big names sounds pretty trivial to me.
He talked to them and discussed something trivial.
And then we 're going to watch the news and play Trivial Pursuit when the lights go out.
Patients may have a serious life-threatening condition or a trivial self-limiting illness.
There is no vertex for the trivial subgroup (yet).Advertisement
They try to confine our imaginations to trivial pursuits without danger to their rule.
Selecting a cord blood bank is not a trivial task.
A tenant has no right to withhold rent for trivial matters of repair.
This is not a trivial undertaking, it is a major part of the PhD study.
This is trivial to implement, but not suited to fine control.
Things that were once so important now seem trivial in comparison.
Trivial Pursuit has been a household name since its creation in 1982.
Today, Trivial Pursuit can be played online and with video game systems.
The best place to start is at the source - Trivial Pursuit's main website.
The Silver Screen Trivial Pursuit video game is available for $14.99 with this membership.
The Silver Screen Trivial Pursuit online demo is available on this site for download.
Spintop Games - Find the Silver Screen Edition of Trivial Pursuit and a large selection of other fun games.
You can also try a sample version of the Trivial Pursuit Silver Screen Edition online.
Fenomen Games - Another website where you can find the Silver Screen Edition of Trivial Pursuit, along with great selection of other games that can be downloaded or purchased.
As the English phrase "running amok" implies, the syndrome is characterized by sudden outbursts of indiscriminate aggression or murderous rage that are completely unprovoked or that are triggered by trivial slights.
In addition, the length of your poem is not trivial, but should not be too long.
The sensitive period drew many to question the importance of seemingly trivial subjects like acting, award shows and red carpets.
Most of the classic board games now have a Star Wars edition including Trivial Pursuit, Risk, Battleship, Chess and The Game of Life.
For a more challenging prom night board game, play Trivial Pursuit.
A version of Trivial Pursuit that you can play is the Pop Culture DVD one.
Trivial Pursuit - Kid's Version - This classic trivia game includes questions that are fun for both kids and adults.
Trivial Pursuit - A trivia game in which players receive colored answer pieces in exchange for correctly answering questions on a variety of subjects.
Taboo, Scattergories, Pictionary and Trivial Pursuit are classic Hasbro games that are still very popular today.
Trivial Pursuit and Scene It are well-liked board games.
Games like Clue, for instance, have Clue Jr. and there are questions with kids in mind in Disney Trivial Pursuit.
This game represents Seinfeld in a more "trivial pursuit" style than the game of Scene-It.
It's like playing Disney Trivial Pursuit without ever have seen a Disney movie.
You can either go for a trivial pursuit type of game, or you can go with a traditional dice roller.
Creating a board game that is similar to Trivial Pursuit is not all that difficult.
Feel free to create multiple categories to be more like Trivial Pursuit.
Popular trivia games include the standard types like Trivial Pursuit to show or movie specific types like Disney trivia board games.
For fans of Trivial Pursuit and aficionados of Disney movies comes Trivial Pursuit Disney edition.
Just as there are pie wedges for the regular version of Trivial Pursuit, the Disney Edition includes scoring wedges in the shape of Mickey ears.
If you love trivia, then you'll want to check out one of the many versions of Trivial Pursuit.
For example, the Trivial Pursuit 25th Anniversary Edition is suitable for ages 12 and up, but players as young as eight can play the Trivial Pursuit Family Edition.
With numerous Trivial Pursuit games on the market, the amount of Trivial Pursuit questions can keep a knowledge buff busy researching for years.
There is a Young Players version of Trivial Pursuit which has similar categories as the Genus editions, but the questions are a little easier.
In 2002, a 20th Anniversary edition of Trivial Pursuit was released, which had questions related to people and events important from 1982 to 2002.
Besides those versions listed above, you can find Trivial Pursuit games with all kinds of Trivial Pursuit questions to fit almost any interest.
There has been much controversy over the difficulty of Trivial Pursuit questions.
In many of the editions of the 2000's, the questions got easier, or so many trivia and Trivial Pursuit buffs claimed.
From 1993 to 1995, the executives behind Trivial Pursuit chose to move the game to the television screen.
Trivial Pursuit Disney Edition is a spin on the classic favorite cherished by America for generations.
Today, countless copies of various versions of Trivial Pursuit have been purchased, and the Disney Edition is one of many.
This is much less than other Trivial Pursuit games, and expansion sets have not been made for the Disney version.
If you're a big follower of the Disney film culture, and don't usually win Trivial Pursuit, then this may be your victory game.
Smaller offices could even have games like Scattergories, Apples to Apples, or Trivial Pursuit available to play at the party.
There are so many exciting things for a newly engaged couple to think about that apparently trivial things like ring sizes can get over looked.
Rabbit's interest in creative endeavors can sometimes seem trivial to Rooster.
It does, but frankly, once you are seduced by the king, you won't care about such trivial matters.
Other educational games kids can play include knowledge games such as Trivial Pursuit, 10 Days in the USA, and Settlers of Catan.
Learning the liquid hand soap making procedure is not a trivial pursuit; done right, the result is hand soap that is of as high or even higher quality than commercial store-bought brands>.
Other benefits include nourishing the skin and even speeding up the metabolism, though the rate at which water affects your metabolism is trivial.
This might include Rubik's cubes, leg warmers, cassette tapes, boom boxes, Atari systems or a Trivial Pursuit game.
However, what critics may not realize is how seemingly trivial information can be used against someone.
Beside his problems, hers seemed trivial.
It crossed her mind to push his hand away, but at the moment it seemed trivial.
A large number of families, distinguished from each other by more or less trivial characters, are included here, and there is considerable diversity in the form of the larvae.
Nevertheless, the constant increase of our knowledge of insect forms renders classification increasingly difficult, for gaps in the series become filled, and while the number of genera and families increases, the distinctions between these groups become dependent on characters that must seem trivial to the naturalist who is not a specialist.
The theme thus shows no trivial connexion with a stage-property, mechanically important in the plot; but it represents the desire for power, and what that desire means to each different type of mind.
Vedius Pollio, in the time of Augustus, was said to have thrown his slaves, condemned sometimes for trivial mistakes or even accidents, to the lampreys in his fishpond.
By the middle of the century, logical studies had lost to a great extent their real interest and application, and had degenerated into trivial displays of ingenuity.
Once grant the above definition of disease, and even the most trivial aberrations from the normal must be regarded as diseased conditions, quite irrespective of whether, when structural, they interfere with the function of the part or not.
With this organization, under the popes Zosimus, Boniface and Celestine the Roman Church came into conflict on somewhat trivial grounds, and was, on the whole, being worsted in the struggle, when the Vandal invasion of Africa took place, and for nearly a century to come the Catholic communities were subjected to very hard treatment.
Having an easy task in defending himself against Hobbes's trivial criticism, he seized the opportunity given him by the English translation of the De corpore to track Hobbes again step by step over the whole course, and now to confront him with his incredible inconsistencies multiplied by every new utterance.
The problems discussed under this fictitious guise are with rare exceptions fundamental problems for every age; and, whatever may be thought of the positions maintained, the discussions are hardly ever feeble or trivial.
The prevailing feeling is a noble spaciousness both in scale and in form, an equanimity based upon knowledge and character, a grandeur of conception expressed by severely simple execution, There is nothing superfluous, nothing common, nothing trivial.
Before the election was decided Kruger took care to conciliate the volksraad members, as well as to see that at all the volksraad elections, which occurred shortly before the presidential election, his supporters were returned, or, if not returned, that his opponents were objected to on some trivial pretext, and by this means prevented from actually sitting in the volksraad until the presidential election was over.
During his college course he wrote a number of trivial pieces for a college magazine, and shortly after graduating printed for private circulation the poem which his class asked him to write for their graduation festivities.
The first of these divisions was akin to that of former first-class misdemeanants; the second division was allotted to persons guilty of trivial offences not amounting to moral depravity, the third division was apportioned to serious crime calling for severe repression, involving strict separation for the first twenty-eight days with "hard labour" (now an obsolete expression, since all prison labour is nowadays accounted "hard").
Utterly lacking in perspective, and dominated by the idea of the miraculous, they are for the most part a record of the trivial or the marvellous.
His old trivial office of pageant-master and inventor of scientific toys was revived on the occasion of Louis XII.'s triumphal entry after the victory of Agnadello in 1509, and gave intense delight to the French retinue of the king.
As it was, these studies of Leonardo - "studies intense of strong and stern delight" - seemed to his trivial followers and biographers merely his whims and fancies, ghiribizzi, things to be spoken of slightingly and with apology.
After the Directions he writes little beyond occasional verses, not seldom indecent and commonly trivial.
These operations, though comparatively trivial as the Civil War developed, brought great results, in permanently dividing old Virginia by the creation of the state of West Virginia, and in presenting the first sharp, short and wholly successful campaign of the war.
Beyond mention, there is little to be said, owing to the absence of general principles in an infinity of specific details, mostly domestic and apparently trivial.
The legality of this suggestion was more than doubtful, but it was none the less acted on, and a series of press prosecutions followed, someas in the case of the bookseller William Honeon grounds so trivial that juries refused to convict.
At the same time it was given to be understood that the new theory of the solar system might be held ex hypothesi, and the trivial verbal alterations introduced into the Polish astonomer's book in 1620, when the work of revision was completed by Cardinal Gaetani, confirmed this interpretation.
Propriety became trivial when one was drinking blood; and enjoying it.
Road safety group welcomes Police driver`s acquittal -- and says it`s time to stop prosecuting civilian drivers for trivial offenses.
Note that not every trivial additive magma is an additive magma is an additive magma-with-zero, but every trivial additive magma-with-zero is an additive group.
Lower order polynomials are trivial to solve while higher order polynomials require iterative algorithms to solve them.
Methods The process of creating an equal area cartogram is not a trivial one, and has occupied researchers for decades.
Will the FAS cover people who have taken provisional or partial transfer values or trivial commutation?
In fact, the amount of money spent on relieving compaction annually would probably make third world debt seem trivial.
This a priori sense does not imply egoism and is not trivial.
Course Description Solving linear systems Ax = b or finding the eigenvalues of a matrix may appear to be trivial tasks.
In a topologically trivial spacetime, one could make the electro static potential zero, by a gage transformation.
Do not heckle trivial points - wait for the first absurd or outrageous statement.
Apart from the most trivial cases (for example, burning hydrocarbons ), never use a molecular formula.
The amount of paging traffic on EMAS concerned with trivial buffer filling and emptying rapidly became insufferable.
Are you getting irate with other people over apparently trivial matters?
He loved to lie even about such trivial matters as whether he could or could not eat lobster.
Note that not every trivial near-additive magma is a near-additive magma-with-zero, but every trivial near-additive magma-with-zero is a near-additive group.
Note that not every trivial additive magma is an additive magma-with-zero, but every trivial additive magma-with-zero is an additive group.
While on the surface this appears a relatively trivial issue it has fairly major implications for the practical implementation of the qualifications.
Not only is the death penalty used against children, it is also routinely meted out for entirely trivial offenses.
I have come across a few misprints, miraculously few in a book of this size, and completely trivial.
I will call the argument from relativism to epistemic value pluralism the trivial argument for epistemic value pluralism.
The boot prom uses the trivial file transfer protocol (tftp) to request the boot program.
And then we're going to watch the news and play trivial pursuit when the lights go out.
You might even say that these examples make the trivial and universally recognized point that social problems are complex.
There is no vertex for the trivial subgroup (yet ).
However, solutions like black holes, have a Euclidean geometry with non trivial topology.
Hard working people don't care for such trivial tosh like xmas.
Only in such a situation do seemingly trivial problems arise that in reality may determine the success or failure of a system.
Works requiring faculties vary from the comparatively trivial to the major.
Please do not expect them to deal with relatively trivial matters which could or should be sorted out by your son or daughter.
Do not hesitate, however trivial you may consider the request.
On such occasions some apparently trivial act would put me on my guard.
However, it emphasized that although the final straw may be relatively insignificant, it must not be utterly trivial.
Some books on being a witch seem trivial, more about fashion than faith, slightly dubious.
The antiseptic was so strong that tho one part in 25,000 might appear trivial there had been prosecutions for one in 100,000.
All details will be recorded and no incident will be regarded as trivial.
References and an Appendix (Naturally occurring carotenolds having trivial names) are also provided.
Amber is extensively used for beads and other trivial ornaments, and for cigar-holders and the mouth-pieces of pipes.
In the 16th century we find another Piccolomini (Alexander), bishop of Patras, author of a curious dialogue, Della bell y creanza delle donne; another bishop, Claudio Tolomei, diplomatist, poet and philologist, who revived the use of ancient Latin metres; and Luca Contile, a writer of narratives, plays and poems. Prose fiction had two representatives in this century - Scipione Bargagli, a writer of some merit, and Pietro Fortini, whose productions were trivial and indecent.
Thus history shows how readily the term has been used in the most haphazard manner to describe even the most trivial divergence of opinion concerning points of dogma.
Flechier, in his account of the Grands Jours at Clermont many years after, speaks of a "belle savante" in whose company Pascal had frequently been - a trivial mention on which, as on many other trivial points of scantily known lives, the most childish structures of comment and conjecture have been based.
After that he forced a quarrel on a trivial bit of hearsay (that Hamilton had said he had a " despicable " opinion of Burr); and Hamilton, believing as he explained in a letter he left before going to his death - that a compliance with the duelling prejudices of the time was inseparable from the ability to be in future neither wanted war; and indeed Jefferson, throughout life, was the more peaceful of the two.
Tho I 'd hardly call the work being done to squeeze the last ounce of performance out of the mice trivial.
The amount of personal effort needed to keep up a tolerable standard is really quite, quite, trivial.
Christians would be less caught up in activities that often seem trifling, trivial, parochial in the narrow sense of the word.
In this position he reduced the number of trivial offenses for which capital punishment was the sentence.
The scope and impact of arbitrary penalties would make speed cameras trivial by comparison.
Inform and reassure frequently and regularly, but " be truthful in public pronouncements ", do not hide non- trivial mishaps.
This may sound trivial, but if your cat isn't used to living with a dog, this is a major household change, and you need to make the transition as easy as possible.
Because potential lenders who are determining your interest rate may review your file and compare it against the information you provide them, it is essential that all of the information is accurate, even if it seems trivial.
While the cost is not trivial, it is a simple process to learn that takes up very little time each day and does not interfere with any religious beliefs.
Less urgent items include busy work, trivial matters, and in some cases, planning for the future.
Most people like playing classic board games, such as Monopoly, Cranium, or the Trivial Pursuit, but you can also have a good time with silly group games like Twister.
If you find someone simply waiting for an excuse to drink, however trivial or frivolous it may seem to others, it is time to start the alarm bells ringing.
Though this might seem trivial, it's a small glimpse into the far-reaching effects this type of outbreak can cause.
While this may seem trivial at first glance, it's actual a very important consideration for your financial future.
Patients may see sleep problems as trivial, which may make them less likely to report sleeping disturbances or daytime sleepiness to their doctors.
Trivial Pursuit was created during the 1970s by two Canadians who were board game enthusiasts.
The game is designed for two to six players, but like every Trivial Pursuit game, up to 24 can play.
Turn Cash Cab into a fun trivia game that can be played if you have to pick up teens who are not yet driving - just use questions from a board game like Trivial Pursuit.
She there wrote her Appel a l'impartiale posterite, those memoirs which display a strange alternation between self-laudation and patriotism, between the trivial and the sublime.
In the early years of her education she had only good things to read; some were, indeed, trivial and not excellent in style, but not one was positively bad in manner or substance.
He turns away contemptuously from the mere curiosities of literature, and is never tempted to make a display of trivial erudition.
The charges 1 were in part quite trivial, and the evidence was ridiculously inadequate for the graver charges.
And he further observes that " a great variety of devices and mottoes were used by Edward III.; they were chosen from the most trivial causes and were of an amorous rather than of a military character.
The bulk of the offences for which it is meted out are trivial and unimportant.
I give the Latin on account of the savoriness of the trivial name.
But the pretext for censure was trivial and baseless, and during the armistice Jomini did as he had intended to do in 1809 - To, and went into the Russian service.
Nothing was too trivial for the Hindoo lawgiver, however offensive it may be to modern taste.
The writer is acquainted with no experiments in which it was attempted to discern the future (except in trivial cases as to events on the turf, when chance coincidence might explain the successes), and only with two or three cases in which there was an attempt to help historical science and discern the past by aid of psychical methods.
The chief feature of Laud's administration is attention to countless details, to the most trivial of which he attached excessive importance, and which are uninspired by any great underlying principle.
Even more than Herder's precept and example, this passion showed Goethe how trivial and artificial had been the Anacreontic and pastoral poetry with which he had occupied himself in Leipzig; and the lyrics inspired by Friederike, such as Kleine Blumen, kleine Blcitter and Wie herrlich leuchtet mir die Natur!
The deepest indignation was aroused by this incident, and was still further increased by the trivial way in which the case was dealt with by the court.
Prince Andrew dimly realized that all this was trivial and that he had more important cares, but he continued to speak, surprising them by empty witticisms.
Thus an abortive supernumerary finger may not cause much, if any, inconvenience to the possessor, but nevertheless it must be regarded as a type of disease, which, trivial as it may appear, has a profound meaning in phylogeny and ontogeny.
This latter consideration sometimes impelled him to represent things which, to European eyes, seem trivial or insignificant, but which really convey hints of deep significance.
Thus, where the judges who try an election petition report that there has been treating, undue influence, or any illegal practice by the candidate or his election agent, but that it was trivial, unimportant and of a limited character, and contrary to the orders and without the sanction or connivance of the candidate or his election agent, and that the candidate and his election agent took all reasonable means for preventing corrupt and illegal practices, and that the election was otherwise free from such practices on their part, the election will not be avoided.
By the side of much that seems trivial, and even nonmoral - for the patriarchs themselves are not saints - it is noteworthy how frequently the narratives are didactic. The characteristic sense of collective responsibility, which appears more incidentally in xx.
His anger with his wife and anxiety that his name should not be smirched now seemed not merely trivial but even amusing.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round--for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost--do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature.
He prayed with that passionate and shamefaced feeling with which men pray at moments of great excitement arising from trivial causes.
In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagvat-Geeta, since whose composition years of the gods have elapsed, and in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seem puny and trivial; and I doubt if that philosophy is not to be referred to a previous state of existence, so remote is its sublimity from our conceptions.
Though Princess Mary and Natasha were evidently glad to see their visitor and though all Pierre's interest was now centered in that house, by the evening they had talked over everything and the conversation passed from one trivial topic to another and repeatedly broke off.
He has used all his acquired science of linear and aerial perspective to create an almost complete illusion to the eye, but an illusion that has in it nothing trivial, and in heightening our sense of the material reality of the scene only heightens its profound spiritual impressiveness and gravity.
He was a great statesman in that he conceived a magnificent yet practicable scheme for making France first among nations, and in that he possessed a matchless faculty for work, neither shrinking from the vastest undertakings nor scorning the most trivial details.
It appals the reader with its irregularity of treatment, its variations of style, and its abrupt transitions from the spiritual to the crude and trivial, and from superstition to the purest insight.
On the other hand, trivial gifts and presents to a child are undoubtedly not advancements.
The forms of worship were known to be trivial or mischievous, the myths unworthy or immoral.