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  • I’ve been wondering—I know that the third party to a squabble is often the most to blame: the one who runs between A and B having a beautiful time telling each of them what the other has said.
  • Carol had never been awake to the earth except as a show of changing color and great satisfying masses; she had lived in people and in ideas about having ideas; but Hugh’s questions made her attentive to the comedies of sparrows, robins, blue jays, yellowhammers; she regained her pleasure in the arching flight of swallows, and added to it a solicitude about their nests and family squabbles.
  • A yelping squabble suddenly rose, then Juanita Haydock’s high titter, and Guy Pollock’s astonished, "Ouch!

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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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