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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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The petition that was intended to register an FIR against the participants of the Aurat March qualifies as an example of frivolous litigation.
Javed Iqbal Chairman NAB, NAB has started to proceed against complainants who lodge frivolous complaints to NAB, with any motivation beyond law or loaded interests or with intent to cause malice to others under section 18-h of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999 which states:
De Lima said Tolentino must drop his 'baseless and frivolous' protest against her as he is now running for senator in next year's elections.
The petition is on the face of it based on a frivolous ground and should rather have been dismissed in limini without issuing notice to anybody.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Oct 4 (ANI): Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri, who has been accused by Tanushree Dutta of harassment, has called the allegations "false, frivolous and vexatious."
All of this is a daily reality but there is another problem, and this one very much self-inflicted, that is clogging the system frivolous cases.
Skechers denies the allegations in the recent alleged shareholder class actions filed by Laborers Local 235 Benefit Fund as frivolous and without merit, and plans on defending them vigorously.
LAHORE:TheNational Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to proceed against those who lodge frivolous and malicious complaints.
Supreme Court justices questioned details about a member-petition proposed rule amendment to automatically discipline a lawyer if an appellate court found he or she pursued a frivolous action, but justices also queried Florida Bar representatives on whether the grievance process could be improved for such cases.
Islamabad -- The Islamabad High Court on Saturday declared a petition 'frivolous' which had sought suspension of accountability court proceedings against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on account of the National Accountability Bureau's order to hold an inquiry against him for the alleged transfer of $ 4.9billion to India
The federal government of Pakistan enforced yesterday "The Cost of Litigation Act 2017" in the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) to get rid of frivolous litigation and lodging of false cases.