One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘But this is triflingly cute compared with what's next.’
- ‘Wages for common labor and almost everything else were triflingly small, the hours of toil were long, and the supply of men for every demand was great.’
- ‘There are still situations that require some triflingly complex code to pluralize certain nouns.’
- ‘In contrast, an aircraft parked on a ramp has none of these characteristics and - compared with most other ground targets - is triflingly easy to destroy.’
- ‘It also shows how triflingly small a compromise can appear to the world - that it is rarely a giant leap, but more often a series of small steps.’
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