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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
  • At the time, it was an emergency. There was no time to quibble over details.
  • quibble = argue
  • Let's not quibble over individuals with memoriams.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • She is without quibble or question, best suited for the job.
  • 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
  • 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
  • A quibble arose concerning the phrase "break out."
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • 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
  • Will you waste me by threats and quibbling?
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Please, Aleksei, why quibble?
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • I just wanted peace; I paid them their price without quibbling.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Branna might have some quibbles, but I think it's going just .... grand."
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I did not think that a Kansas man could quibble against his country.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • You send hired knives to kill a fourteen-year-old girl and still quibble about honor?
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • A most ingenious quibble!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • You want the facts, try the Quibbler.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Nevertheless, one cannot quibble with Mrs. Moodie's morals.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace

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