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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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