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Definition to argue about unimportant things; or an argument or complaint about something unimportant
  • Let's not quibble over pennies.
quibble = argue about unimportant things
  • She is without quibble or question, best suited for the job.
  • At the time, it was an emergency. There was no time to quibble over details.
  • quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • Let's not quibble over individuals with memoriams.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • Jem decided there was no point in quibbling, and was silent.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • quibbling = arguing (about unimportant things)
  • 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
  • quibble = argue about unimportant things
  • A quibble arose concerning the phrase "break out."
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • quibble = argument (about something unimportant)
  • A most ingenious quibble!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • quibble = argument about something unimportant
  • I won't quibble over ten minutes.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • quibble = argue (about something unimportant)
  • Why quibble about the Yankees earning an honest penny selling out the Union?
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • quibble = argue (about something unimportant)
  • Don't quibble.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • quibble = argue about unimportant things
  • 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
  • quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • 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
  • quibble = argument about unimportant things
  • Well, we won't quibble about the word.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • quibble = argue (about something unimportant)
  • "We're not here to bandy words or quibble over their meaning," the old woman said.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • VLADIMIR: Don't let's quibble about that now.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • There was too much at stake to quibble over his judgment now.
    Ted Dekker  --  Red: The Heroic Rescue
  • 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
  • Since the kitchen would be a useful escape route, if necessary, I didn't quibble.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • But she had all these quibbles: too expensive, too hoity-toity, too far from her girlfriends.
    Anne Tayler  --  A Spool of Blue Thread

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