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  • Family squabbling is the greatest evil of all, and we had better do anything than be altogether by the ears.
  • Her continual disagreements with her mother, her rash squabbles with Tom and Charles, and petulance with Betsey, were at least so distressing to Fanny that, though admitting they were by no means without provocation, she feared the disposition that could push them to such length must be far from amiable, and from affording any repose to herself.
  • Farther discussion was prevented by various bustles: first, the driver came to be paid; then there was a squabble between Sam and Rebecca about the manner of carrying up his sister’s trunk, which he would manage all his own way; and lastly, in walked Mr. Price himself, his own loud voice preceding him, as with something of the oath kind he kicked away his son’s port-manteau and his daughter’s bandbox in the passage, and called out for a candle; no candle was brought, however, and he…

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  • I know what it’s like to have to squabble and pick and fight over the leftovers.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • If we meddled in every squabble and catfight we saw, we’d never be done.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure

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