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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
  • If anyone has so much as gotten into a squabble in grade school, I want them gone.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Sometimes when my coworkers in electric were squabbling, or watching illicit trash television when DeSimon wasn’t around, I would just flee to the bathroom for a few blessed minutes of privacy and quiet.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • They began squabbling with each other, and one filed a civil suit against the other about who could claim the money.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Kote guessed the travelers had been together a month or so, long enough to become comfortable with each other, but not long enough to be squabbling over small things.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He gestured toward a cast-iron bench with a cushion on it, and I sat there for some time, our faces lifted to the weak sunshine, listening to the sparrows squabbling in the hedgerow.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • "Oh, West-ley," she said, "I must never disappoint you," and she hurried downstairs to where her parents were squabbling.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The bike became the focus of a family squabble.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • Bang!" and a squabbling uproar filled the night.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Wringer

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  • They squabbled over what the surprise should be.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • Even his sisters’ squabbling about when presents were to be opened did not touch him.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Bridge to Terabithia
  • They climbed the steps of the Murphys’ house and let themselves in the front door, passing the closed-off parlor where they could hear a radio playing—some kind of dance-band music—and the sound of two children good-naturedly squabbling about something.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread
  • We squabbled now and then, as families will.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • "It don’t do you any good to squabble."
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • I looked up at the boys’ table and hoped that they were not laughing at our squabbling.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The dis—United States would fragment into several petty, squabbling autocracies, proving the contention of European monarchists and reactionaries that this harebrained experiment in democracy could not last.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • It had begun as a squabble with some pavement sleepers who had barred off a stretch of pavement in a semi-permanent way with concrete blocks looted from a building site.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • When this storm broke anew it was horrible—far more threatful than the squabbles and black moments I have described—and its explosive return almost totally confounded me.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We squabble in whispers and monosyllables about whose turn it is to wash: drying with a clammy tea towel isn’t as good as washing, which warms up your hands.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Through the kitchen window I could see two of the women squabbling about who would wash and who would dry.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Chains
  • Old lady with a Chihuahua; little kids squabbling over a Popsicle.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Happy in it, though they scraped and squabbled.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • While her sponsors and hosts squabbled, Luma tried to stay focused on her players and their families.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Kids were flinging snowballs, squabbling, chasing one another, giggling.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The three gray ladies were too busy squabbling to pay me any attention.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • This squabble grew to the proportions of a battle in the woods between partisans of both sides, and it is said to have lasted for two days.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • Drunk? and speak parrot? and squabble? swagger? swear? and discourse fustian with one’s own shadow?
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Mary didn’t bother with their squabbling—her attention was on Alicia.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Except for occasional squabbles about river-tolls they were friends with the Wood-elves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • "Really," Hermione said loftily as they passed the girls, now squabbling over the lipstick.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • After a small squabble, Alice decided I would share a room with Michelle, a 17-year-old foster child who worked at night.
    Dave Pelzer  --  The Lost Boy
  • You have to rise above the squabbling and chaos, and keep believing.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • At five minutes before eight, Passepartout, hatless, shoeless, and having in the squabble lost his package of shirts and shoes, rushed breathlessly into the station.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I’ve always been the one for outdoor chores anyway, burning the trash and weeding, while my sisters squabbled about the dishes and such.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In some ways they are quite predictable: acting out the same squabbles, the same jealousies down through the ages.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Work til you are more a brute than a human being; and then cuddle and squabble and drink til you fall asleep.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • Dave and Sol-leks alone were unaltered, though they were made irritable by the unending squabbling.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Besides, the invariable squabble for money on Saturday nights had begun to weary her unspeakably.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • It would just turn into a long, drawn-out squabble that would make the situation worse.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I should be used to the fact that these squabbles are daily occurrences, but I’m not and never will be as long as I’m the subject of nearly every discussion.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • All wars are in reality money squabbles.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • He and Hermione had finally forgotten their squabble about Crookshanks in the face of Harry’s difficulties.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • Other than their squabbling, Seth’s slow breathing, and Leah’s annoyed panting, it was very quiet.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • That life—a parade of parties and high school gossip and squabbles with her mom—felt like another world, an existence she had only dreamed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • They all squabbled about divisions and only killed them when they got them.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  A Farewell to Arms
  • There were no more spats and squabbles, no more tiny rages nor attempts at growling; while the adventures toward the far white wall ceased altogether.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • She felt like she had driven through nothing but families for four days—squabbling families, bawling families, screaming families, families under the miraculous strain of the day by day—and she was relieved to see the waves from the windshield of her car.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Their room had no ceiling either, and it was possible to hear people squabbling in other barracks.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Just when they were on the verge of sawing it in two, so each would have her allotted share, Papa settled the squabble by giving the oldest one a silver dollar.
    Wilson Rawls  --  Where the Red Fern Grows
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