frivol away


  • WordNet 3.6
    • v frivol away spend frivolously and unwisely "Fritter away one's inheritance"
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In literature:

I seize the opportunity to throw away frivolities, to say something to plant the seed, and make all better than when I came.
"Mark Twain's Speeches" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
He was rather Near when it came to frivoling away the National Bank Lithographs.
"More Fables" by George Ade
But away with such frivolous modes of dealing with the rights of races to self-development!
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. September, 1863, No. LXXI." by Various
Frivolousness never goes away from the royal Presence rich with surprises of grace.
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett
Sighing her pain at the frivolity of the world, she took his arm and strolled away.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick
An inflexible sense of duty will keep me away from the frivolous circle of society, sir.
"The Keepers of the King's Peace" by Edgar Wallace
War had burnt away his glittering, clever frivolity.
"The Branding Iron" by Katharine Newlin Burt
I hope, David, you will not let this frivolous young man lead you away from the right path.
"The Inglises" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Prue was the locust, frivoling away the summer.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
You have driven your wife away, you could believe her guilty, and pet that frivolous thing in her place!
"A Noble Woman" by Ann S. Stephens

In poetry:

"And Bridget Bishop, when she lived yonder at Ryal-side,
What if she kept a shovel-board, and trimmed with laces wide
Her scarlet bodice: grant she was too frivolous and vain;
How dared they take away the life they could not give again ?
"Mistress Hale Of Beverly" by Lucy Larcom