Betty caught at her flippancy but it evaded her, and all she found to say was, "Oh," and her eyes fell.
Behind the flippancy one had gone to meet were surely the growing features of a solemnity.
But her flippancy was of speech rather than of thought, for her fundamental view of life was serious.
And if ever we are told by the flippancy of scepticism that "Religion is a disease," then we can point to him who, down to the very verge of ninety years, displayed a fulness of vigorous and manly life beyond all that we had ever known.
Such impious and shallow smattering captivates scoffers and libertines; itsflippancy and blasphemy, and the strong scent of its loose-reined license works like a charm upon them.
Mrs. Burney thought it better not to reprove her for her flippancy just at that moment.
He almost resented the flippancy with which Pryce spoke, though he knew that thisflippancy was but part of a mask that hid something fine.
These are not born in a day; they seldom mark people till middle life, when experiences are wide and feelings deep, when flippancy is not mistaken for wit, nor impertinence for ease.
This celebrated ecclesiastic, though not so famous or able as Anselm of Canterbury, was treated by Abélard with the same arrogance and flippancy as he had bestowed on William of Champeaux.
The flippancyof this last phrase was a measure of her hate.
There was a Nihilist plot to kill the man," she said, speaking with contemptuous flippancy of accent of the dead.
You are a leaven of flippancy in the heavy dough of British righteousness.
Don't you think that flippancy is the best refuge from an uncomfortable position.
The Habit of Seriousness may seem strange to insist upon, but one has only to mark the injury to everything noble, of an atmosphere of flippancy and constant strain after smart language.
There is nothing in flippancy to have awe of--any one can learn the knack of it--but it is foolish and degrading, while seriousness is the color of truth itself.