Sentence Examples with the word trifling

The latter, making some trifling concessions, consented to present himself before Elizabeth.

It was a trifling set-off that in 1567 the pope again enjoined the fathers to keep choir and to admit only the professed to priests' orders, especially as Gregory XIII.

The surface of the vessel may be hard, but the vessel is liable to fracture on receiving a trifling shock.

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Only so far as we can get away from the modern view that a person's name is a trifling accident, and breathe the atmosphere which broods over ancient religions, can we understand the use of the name in baptisms, exorcisms, prayers, purifications and consecrations.

In England, Robert Recorde had indeed published his mathematical treatises, but they were of trifling importance and without influence on the history of science.

These, however, gave way before the threat of the advancing French and after a few trifling skirmishes.

Despite the entreaties of wife and elector he resolved to do what he could to end some trifling dispute about inheritance which threatened the peace of the House of Mansfeld.

Timur did not cross into Europe, and contented himself with accepting some trifling presents from the Greek emperor.

Many of the wooden and iron vessels listed in the Naval Annual, 1906, though obsolete and of no value whatever as fighting machines, are used for river and harbour service, and in the suppression of trifling insurrections.

But as all my remonstrances produced no effect upon Queequeg, I was obliged to acquiesce; and accordingly prepared to set about this business with a determined rushing sort of energy and vigor, that should quickly settle that trifling little affair.