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Frivolity

Blondie
the gaffe-prone, frivolous wife of Dagwood Bumstead. [Comics: Horn, 118]
Dobson, Zuleika
charming young lady who unconcernedly dazzles Oxford undergraduates. [Br. Lit.: Magill II, 1169]
Golightly, Holly
madcap New York playgirl, indulges in wacky escapades. [Am. Lit.: Capote Breakfast at Tiffany’s in Hart, 133]
grasshopper
sings instead of storing away food. [Animal Symbolism: Mercatante, 108]
Lescaut, Manon
amorally chooses luxury above loyalty. [Ital. Opera: Puccini, Manon Lescaut, Westerman, 346]
Merry Mount
colonists frolic around Maypole, causing Morton’s arrest. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 543]
Misanthrope
exposes frivolity and inconsistency of French society (1600s). [Fr. Lit.: Le Misanthrope]
Nickleby, Mrs.
forever introducing inapposite topics into conversations. [Br. Lit.: Nicholas Nickleby]
Yorick, Mr.
traveling on the Continent, he and his servant engage in a series of casual love affairs. [Br. Lit.: Sterne A Sentimental Journey in Magill I, 879]
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However much you have decided that you'd rather not take part in the frivolities, it really wouldn't be a surprise if you eventually did.
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If one accepts that "influential" doesn't necessarily mean "good influence," surely if you're going to include some hard old scumbags like Louella Parsons or Walter Winchell, you should include some more engaging eccentrics like Hugh Hefner of Playboy and Bob Guccione of Penthouse, who have valiantly kept alive the serious in-depth Q and A interview, or Generoso Pope, whose National Enquirer not only spawned competitive disciples but, for better or worse, showed The New York Times and The Washington Post how to cover such trendy frivolities as Monicagate.
Another warning sign is when you try to talk about price and amenities and the "buyer" wants to talk about frivolities such as possible planning permission for an outside loo.
They had to strip to the waist to take part in the freezing frivolities and to get the full benefit of their training.
There are no frivolities with her character, Kate Armstrong, as pregnant sous chef Leah (Jenny Wade) knows only too well.
She was a member of Milnsbridge Youth Club's concert party the Frivolities.
Whit Monday has already been changed, which is ascension day, and has been exchanged with all the fun and frivolities of Spring Bank Holiday.