Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. trivialis, properly, that is in, or belongs to, the crossroads or public streets; hence, that may be found everywhere, common, fr. trivium, a place where three roads meet, a crossroad, the public street; tri-,see Tri-) + via, a way: cf. F. trivial,. See Voyage
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. trivialis, (lit.) 'at the cross-roads or public streets'—trivium, a place where three ways meet—tres, three, via, a way.
In literature:
They seemed strangely trivial and unmeaning compared to the exhilarating present.
"The Emigrant Trail" by Geraldine Bonner
Such people do not talk about trivialities when they are thinking about much more serious concerns.
"The Mummy and Miss Nitocris" by George Griffith
No matter how trivial.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
Our conversation was trivial, unimportant, but kind and gentle.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
They succeeded in obtaining the withdrawal of 6148 complaints, as being trivial, or based upon prejudice or passion.
"Lights and Shadows of New York Life" by James D. McCabe
We needed these trivial occurrences to keep us sane and human.
"Kitchener's Mob" by James Norman Hall
Another unfortunate tendency among the Arabs was their liking for the discussion of many trivial questions.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
After a trivial delay of perhaps 40 minutes, the D.C.L.I.
"The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry" by G. K. Rose
They had never appeared more remote and trivial.
"The Coast of Chance" by Esther Chamberlain
To the mean eye all things are trivial, as certainly as to the jaundiced they are yellow.
"Sartor Resartus, and On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History" by Thomas Carlyle
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In poetry:
An Ape is but a trivial beast,
Men count it light and vain;
But I would let them have their thoughts,
To have my Ape again.
"The Ape" by Charles Lamb
NAY, blame me not; I might have spared
Your patience many a trivial verse,
Yet these my earlier welcome shared,
So, let the better shield the worse.
"To My Readers" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
X. Oh no! for though the MANY slight,
Thou know'st at least my trivial worth,
For thou (who best canst touch my heart)
Canst call its best vibrations forth.
"The Drawing Room" by Sydney Owenson
To-day's most trivial act may hold the seed
Of future fruitfulness, or future dearth;
Oh, cherish always every word and deed!
The simplest record of thyself hath worth.
"The Past" by Henry Timrod
I dip my hand within the wave;
Ah! how impressionless and cold!
I touch it with my lip, and lave
My forehead in the gold.
It is a trivial thought, but sweet,
Perhaps the wave will kiss thy feet.
"The Stream Is Flowing From The West" by Henry Timrod
Yet strive, ye shepherds! strive to find,
And weave the fairest of the kind,
The prime of all the spring;
If haply thus you lovely fair
May, round her temples, deign to wear
The trivial wreaths you bring.
"A Pastoral Ode. To the Hon. Sir Richard Lyttleton" by William Shenstone
In news:
Christmas cards a font of wisdom, triviality .
We've seen media seize on a parade of trivial statements in campaign.
Obama and Romney campaigns shouldn't trivialize the presidential race.
Beginning with the article's title, "Choo-choo Fantasies" (May 24), Ryan Burns seeks to trivialize the concept of an east-west railroad by ridiculing its potential supporters.
BACK during the Internet boom, there seemed to be no advertising deal or marketing partnership too trivial for America Online to trumpet with a glowing press release.
We'll have this completely trivialized in another few days.
TSA observers note violations, even trivial, by Newark airport screeners.
In the grand scheme of things, sports are trivial.
Romney's Adoption Remark Trivializes Gay Inequalities.
Where we get mad, and you get trivial.
) However, The Weather Channel 's interpretation of naming winter storms will only trivialize the process and make people immune to the potential impacts of more severe weather events.
At Alan Clark , we believe that no situation is too serious or too trivial for our superior service.
That was Judge Mark A Ciavarella's rigid formula for dealing with even trivial juvenile misconduct, and the tough boss of "kiddie court".
Ace returns to Mick Jeffries' Trivial Thursdays on WRFL 88.1 Thursday, August 12, 2010 at 7 am for "a very special Best of Lexington preview.".
Thanksgiving Trivial Pursuit game ends with arrest/hatchet.
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In science:
Example 1.(trivial actions) Assume that H acts trivially on A, i.e., h · a = ǫ(h)a for all h ∈ H, a ∈ A.
Equivariant Cyclic Cohomology of H-Algebras
The moduli space of three or less points on a sphere is trivial (see below), so non-trivial constraints arise for the ﬁrst time from the four-point blocks.
Conformal field theory, boundary conditions and applications to string theory
Suppose that ρ is a small deformation of the trivial representation, so that Eρ is a topologically trivial bundle.
Codimension one symplectic foliations
Thus, every function M leads to two solutions: one with trivial Y and one with non-trivial Y , satisfying Eq. (51).
Static charged perfect fluid spheres in general relativity
Note also that the induction functor Moda → Moda is trivial because Moda is trivial. 9.3.
Induced and simple modules of double affine Hecke algebras
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