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  • Let’s not quibble over pennies
  • At the time, it was an emergency. There was no time to quibble over details.
  • She is without quibble or question, best suited for the job.
  • "But I’d quibble with your last suggestion.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman

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  • Mr. Diaz, who really needs to work on his anger management issues, yelled at me for disrupting his class with what he called my ’pedantic quibbles.’
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I couldn’t waste my time quibbling with people or being distracted by anything that couldn’t put the Selection to death.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • It was less diplomatic congratulations than he’d received from Reynie and Kate — who had cheered and clapped him on the back — but Sticky was too relieved to quibble.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • You quibbled.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • But she had all these quibbles: too expensive, too hoity-toity, too far from her girlfriends.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • Branna might have some quibbles, but I think it’s going just …. grand."
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch

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  • Jem decided there was no point in quibbling, and was silent.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Let’s not quibble over individuals with memoriams.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • In the end, though, this made for a minor quibble, given that I knew people living in the same neighborhood—people I had worked for—who beat their servants with sticks and belts.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • This is what historians usually do, quibble about cause and effect when the point is, there are times when the world is in flux and the right voice in the right place can move the world.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Last week she was saying we’re wasting our time quibbling about cauldron thickness, when we should be stamping out vampires!
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • A quibble arose concerning the phrase "break out."
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • A most ingenious quibble!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He earns twenty sous a day at an attorney’s by penning quibbles.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • They moved on to a counter displaying women’s hosiery, a spell of indecisive quibbling, Perry said, "I’m for it."
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Why quibble about the Yankees earning an honest penny selling out the Union?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Must I remind you, we’ve only gotten this far by doing what quibbling worrywarts said couldn’t, or shouldn’t, be done?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • CREON Go, quibble with thy reason.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • Since the kitchen would be a useful escape route, if necessary, I didn’t quibble.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • I just wanted peace; I paid them their price without quibbling.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • He quibbled, "What rhymes with Joe-lan-dah?"
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • I won’t quibble over ten minutes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • And now to come to the material, or (to make a quibble) to the immaterial.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Kidnapped
  • VLADIMIR: Don’t let’s quibble about that now.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • Don’t quibble with her.’
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • I did not think that a Kansas man could quibble against his country.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • On the other hand, it was true enough that Chang was a subtle quibbler and that there was much justification for Mallinson’s impatience.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Speaking for the grief-stricken families of Mary Dalton and Bessie Mears, and for the People of the State of Illinois, thousands of whom are massed out beyond that window waiting for the law to take its course, I say that no such quibbling, no such trickery shall pervert this Court and cheat the law!
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • The fact that the Japanese had attacked Hawaii rather than invaded the continental United States was a distinction that neither of us bothered to quibble over.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • Lancelot was, in the end, to fight for the Queen at the stake three times: first in the good quarrel of Sir Mador, second in this very doubtful quibble of words with Sir Meliagrance, and third in a quarrel which was wrong altogether—and each fight brought them nearer to destruction.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Nevertheless, one cannot quibble with Mrs. Moodie’s morals.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Act as if I was— shut my mouth up, tell me not to commit myself, keep circumstances back, chop the evidence small, quibble, and get me off perhaps!
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • She began to quibble.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • As I drove I found myself giving and taking an oral examination based on the kind of quibbling fine-points that had entertained several centuries’ worth of medieval idlers.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • The customs of the provostship and the viscomty had not yet been worked over by President Thibaut Baillet, and by Roger Barmne, the king’s advocate; they had not been obstructed, at that time, by that lofty hedge of quibbles and procedures, which the two jurisconsults planted there at the beginning of the sixteenth century.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Had he any prescience of the day, five years to come, when Josiah Bounderby of Coketown was to die of a fit in the Coketown street, and this same precious will was to begin its long career of quibble, plunder, false pretences, vile example, little service and much law?
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • There would be no quibbling about ketchup either.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • "Oh, if you talk in that sense!" said Mr. Standish, with as much disgust at such non-legal quibbling as a man can well betray towards a valuable client.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …is his mother, that sort of thing; intimations of suicide, forgoing of exercise, loss of mirth, hints of claustrophobia not to say delusions of imprisonment; invocations of camels, chameleons, capons, whales, weasels, hawks, handsaws-riddles, quibbles and evasions; amnesia, paranoia, myopia; day-dreaming, hallucinations; stabbing his elders, abusing his parents, insulting his lover, and appearing hatless in public-knock-kneed, droopstockinged and sighing like a love-sick schoolboy,…
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • There was too much at stake to quibble over his judgment now.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • You send hired knives to kill a fourteen-year-old girl and still quibble about honor?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • Griff had no patience for this quibbling.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Pycelle and Merryweather were still quibbling about who the new High Septon was like to be.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • Please, Aleksei, why quibble?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • But these were quibbles.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • ROPER A legal quibble.
    Robert Bolt  --  A Man for All Seasons
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