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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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ISLAMABAD -- Judge of Supreme Court, Justice Nasirul Mulk has said that young judicial officers should control frivolous litigation and use all modern skills to impart speedy justice to the litigants.
The legislation will help to reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits and the exorbitant costs that can drive many businesses to financial ruin.
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On the issue of frivolous and vexatious use of the Act, the NCPRI said that amendments regarding rejection of an application on the ground that it is frivolous and vexatious were discussed in the public domain and the NAC and were finally dropped since such a provision appeared to be arbitrary.
She said: "I think it is a little bit frivolous to throw a lot at it given the fact we are in a recession.
When you have that kind of encouragement, you have a slippery slope, which sometimes people will slide down and get into questionable and even abusive and frivolous claims along the way.
Proposed changes to laws surrounding employment tribunals could help protect employers against frivolous unfair dismissal claims according to a West Midland law firm.
Stupid and frivolous and credulous, you have no idea just how stupid, frivolous and credulous they are.