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TRIVIAL. Of small importance. It is a rule in equity that a demurrer will lie to a bill on the ground of the triviality of the matter in dispute, as being below the dignity of the court. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4237. See Hopk. R. 112; 4 John. Ch. 183; 4 Paige, 364.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Turkey is buying Cyprus with its money and they are dealing with trivialities. What really concerns them is that ambassadors had a meal with Nami, and not that Cyprus is being bought up Turkey.
Charlie doesn't care about such trivialities - he's a newshound.
gross domestic product since World War II, yet politicians don't have much to say about science policy beyond trivialities. One of the more hopeful outcomes of this election cycle might be a modest invigoration of interest in science policy more generally, with stem cells as just one element in a bigger canvas.
And banal trivialities don't come much more banal or trivial than Middlesbrough's FA Cup run this season.
Notwithstanding the wonderful use of language, after a slow start, this text is most powerful as it parallels what Jean sees as the trivialities of life on the island with her life in San Francisco.
Originally written during a period in which Nyamazama sought employment, Who-So-Ever dwells not only on the trivialities of daily life, but also on the grander picture and the good things to treasure and appreciate.
If we as engineers (male and female) continue to concern ourselves with trivialities like scantily clad women, then the trend of shipping our jobs overseas to the East will continue at an ever-increasing rate.
"We are tired of being divided over trivialities; we believe it is time to come together over an emergency."
At a recent Campaign Life meeting held in Mississauga, ON, while John Paul was on his deathbed, one speaker expressed his irritation at the trivialities which were being discussed.
Or, worse: "Let's exploit the ignorance and insecurities, let's emphasize trivialities or just record events, and let interpretations be done by columnists and editors of the opinion page."
We need to look at why it is a distinguished politician with a solid reputation can be toppled over trivialities, at such high cost personally and to the country.
It might sound obvious but many of us get side-tracked by trivialities.