So he put it, trivially, to himself, and he felt the need of clinging to triviality.
My conscience hurts when I remember how trivially I began it.
They had to use the great pieces of general ideas, but they exchanged them trivially.
I was in Yorkshire last season when what is trivially called "the cold snap" came upon us.
trivially or greatly, as the case may be, he has been seeking to interpret life.
Life is great that is trivially transmitted; love is great that is vulgarly experienced.
The funeral procession by Willette may hang; his Montmartre things are trivially indecent.
"ordinary" (1580s); "insignificant" (1590s), from Latin trivialis "common, commonplace, vulgar," literally "of or belonging to the crossroads," from trivium "place where three roads meet," in transferred use, "an open place, a public place," from tri- "three" (see three) + via "road" (see via). The sense connection is "public," hence "common, commonplace."
The earliest use of the word in English was early 15c., a separate borrowing in the academic sense "of the trivium" (the first three liberal arts); from a Medieval Latin use of trivialis in the sense "of the trivium," from trivium as neuter of the Latin adjective trivius "of three roads." Cf. trivia. Related: Trivially. The board game Trivial Pursuit was released 1982 and was a craze in U.S. for several years thereafter.