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  • I may quibble with some of their conclusions, but they have demonstrated convincingly that America has a problem.†   (source)
  • Last week she was saying we're wasting our time quibbling about cauldron thickness, when we should be stamping out vampires!†   (source)
  • Pompey's Head is supposed to be Savannah, and I have no quibble with that.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • You send hired knives to kill a fourteen-year-old girl and still quibble about honor?†   (source)
  • Nevertheless, one cannot quibble with Mrs. Moodie's morals.†   (source)
  • Let's not quibble.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Don't quibble with her.'†   (source)
  • Will you waste me by threats and quibbling?†   (source)
  • Must I remind you, we've only gotten this far by doing what quibbling worrywarts said couldn't, or shouldn't, be done?†   (source)
  • You quibbled.†   (source)
  • I couldn't waste my time quibbling with people or being distracted by anything that couldn't put the Selection to death.†   (source)
  • He quibbled, "What rhymes with Joe-lan-dah?"†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • They moved on to a counter displaying women's hosiery, a spell of indecisive quibbling, Perry said, "I'm for it."†   (source)
  • But these were quibbles.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • There would be no quibbling about ketchup either.†   (source)
  • Please, Aleksei, why quibble?†   (source)
  • There was too much at stake to quibble over his judgment now.†   (source)
  • Branna might have some quibbles, but I think it's going just ...grand.†   (source)
  • The real question, Professor—or even Ambassador de-facto, if you like; we shan't quibble—the real question is this: Are you prepared to guarantee that the Lunar Colonies will keep their commitments?†   (source)
  • After having gone through the war, I couldn't understand my colleagues' willingness to quibble and take offense over the meaning of a passage, or to live, die, and divide for their idiotic theories and schools.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • But she had all these quibbles: too expensive, too hoity-toity, too far from her girlfriends.†   (source)
  • VLADIMIR: Don't let's quibble about that now.†   (source)
  • Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mistaken identities, arguing his father 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, which at his age is coming on a bit strong.†   (source)
  • ROPER A legal quibble.†   (source)
  • I did not think that a Kansas man could quibble against his country.†   (source)
  • "We're not here to bandy words or quibble over their meaning," the old woman said.   (source)
    quibble = argue (about unimportant things)
  • Well, we won't quibble about the word.   (source)
    quibble = argue (about something unimportant)
  • 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?   (source)
    quibble = argument about unimportant things
  • Luna watched them over her upside-down magazine, which was called The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • Then she pushed her Spectrespecs farther up her nose and settled down to read The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • The Quibbler's going for a new angle, then?†   (source)
  • She stalked away, clutching The Quibbler to her chest, the eyes of many students following her.†   (source)
  • No,' said Luna, dipping her onion back into her Gillywater, 'he's the editor of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • She retreated behind The Quibbler again.†   (source)
  • 'Here —' And he threw the copy of The Quibbler to her.†   (source)
  • The Quibbler's rubbish, everyone knows that.'†   (source)
  • Out rolled a tightly furled copy of the March edition of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • * The happiness Harry had felt in the aftermath of The Quibbler interview had long since evaporated.†   (source)
  • Well, I wouldn't expect anything else from someone whose father runs The Quibbler.'†   (source)
  • To cap it all, Luna told him over dinner that no issue of The Quibbler had ever sold out faster.†   (source)
  • A few seats along from Cho, Luna Lovegood had got out The Quibbler again.†   (source)
  • But I'd quibble with your last suggestion.†   (source)
  • Griff had no patience for this quibbling.†   (source)
  • Since the kitchen would be a useful escape route, if necessary, I didn't quibble.†   (source)
  • And I wasn't being pedantic or quibbling.†   (source)
  • She pretended to quibble with a phrase or two, then looked questioningly to her mother.†   (source)
  • They always quibbled, but actually they were very close-closer than most brothers and sisters.†   (source)
  • "Quibbler still going strong, then?" asked Harry, who felt a certain fondness for the magazine, having given it an exclusive interview the previous year.†   (source)
  • You want the facts, try the Quibbler.†   (source)
  • "Ah," he said, grinning, as he extracted a copy of a magazine entitled The Quibbler from its midst, "yes ..."†   (source)
  • But the Lebey-Williams feud was a mere quibble compared with the cold war that raged between Williams and his next-door neighbors, Lee and Emma Adler.†   (source)
  • Let's not quibble about who's to blame.†   (source)
  • But let's not quibble.†   (source)
  • "Are we still doing D.A. meetings this year, Harry?" asked Luna, who was detaching a pair of psychedelic spectacles from the middle of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • The front of the Quibbler carried his own picture, emblazoned with the words "Undesirable Number One" and captioned with the reward money.†   (source)
  • At last he sputtered, "The Quibbler?†   (source)
  • Old Xeno Lovegood was getting a bit too outspoken in The Quibbler, so they dragged Luna off the train on the way back for Christmas.†   (source)
  • "Well, as regular listeners will know, several of the more outspoken supporters of Harry Potter have now been imprisoned, including Xenophilius Lovegood, erstwhile editor of The Quibbler," said Lupin.†   (source)
  • "It won't be like Godric's Hollow," Ron added, "Lovegood's on your side, Harry, The Quibbler's been for you all along, it keeps telling everyone they've got to help you!"†   (source)
  • The first read, THE QUIBBLER.†   (source)
  • She scratched her nose absently with the end of her quill, turned The Quibbler upsidedown and began marking her answers.†   (source)
  • Everyone turned to look at Luna Lovegood, who was gazing unblinkingly at Ron over the top of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • BY ORDER OF THE HIGH INQUISITOR OF HOGWARTS Any student found in possession of the magazine The Quibbler will be expelled.†   (source)
  • 'The Quibbler!' she said, cackling.†   (source)
  • By the end of the day, though Harry had not seen so much as a corner of The Quibbler anywhere in the school, the whole place seemed to be quoting the interview to each other.†   (source)
  • When darkness fell and lamps came on inside the carriages, Luna rolled up The Quibbler, put it carefully away in her bag and took to staring at everyone in the compartment instead.†   (source)
  • And that interview with Harry isn't exclusive, it's the one that was in The Quibbler months ago...' 'Daddy sold it to them,' said Luna vaguely, turning a page of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • Until this moment he had completely forgotten the magazine Kingsley had handed Mr Weasley to give to Sirius, but it must have been this edition of The Quibbler.†   (source)
  • In fact, compared to the rest of the articles in The Quibbler, the suggestion that Sirius might really be the lead singer of The Hobgoblins was quite sensible.†   (source)
  • Harry hesitated, but he did not see how he could keep what he had done quiet; it was surely only a matter of time before a copy of The Quibbler came to Umbridges attention.†   (source)
  • Hermione was reading the Daily Prophet again, Ginny was doing a quiz in The Quibbler and Neville was stroking his Mimbulus mimbletonia, which had grown a great deal over the year and now made odd crooning noises when touched.†   (source)
  • Meanwhile, Professor Umbridge was stalking the school, stopping students at random and demanding that they turn out their books and pockets: Harry knew she was looking for copies of The Quibbler, but the students were several steps ahead of her.†   (source)
  • Daringly, Fred and George had put an Enlargement Charm on the front cover of The Quibbler and hung it on the wall, so that Harry's giant head gazed down upon the proceedings, occasionally saying things like THE MINISTRY ARE MORONS' and 'EAT DUNG, UMBRIDGE' in a booming voice.†   (source)
  • Ginny, whose ankle had been mended in a trice by Madam Pomfrey, was curled up at the foot of Hermione's bed; Neville, whose nose had likewise been returned to its normal size and shape, was in a chair between the two beds; and Luna, who had dropped in to visit, clutching the latest edition of The Quibbler, was reading the magazine upside-down and apparently not taking in a word Hermione was saying.†   (source)
  • Luna said vaguely that she did not know how soon Rita's interview with Harry would appear in The Quibbler, that her father was expecting a lovely long article on recent sightings of Crumple-Horned Snorkacks,"— and of course, that'll be a very important story, so Harry's might have to wait for the following issue,' said Luna.†   (source)
  • Pausing every few pages, he read: an accusation that the Tutshill Tornados were winning the Quidditch League by a combination of blackmail, illegal broom-tampering and torture; an interview with a wizard who claimed to have flown to the moon on a Cleansweep Six and brought back a bag of moon frogs to prove it; and an article on ancient runes which at least explained why Luna had been reading The Quibbler upside-down.†   (source)
  • That's a quibble.†   (source)
  • She did not quibble or carp, she spoke gently to him, she was better than he deserved, writing postcards when she went back home to visit—imagine getting a postcard from your wife.†   (source)
  • Even Lord Tywin himself ... Pycelle and Merryweather were still quibbling about who the new High Septon was like to be.†   (source)
  • I won't quibble.†   (source)
  • Great in his harsh judgment and traditional background and early American righteousness and great in his quibbling fear and dark shame and great and sad and miserable in his dread of physical contact and in a thousand other torments too deep to name.†   (source)
  • Dany would not quibble.†   (source)
  • A quibble.†   (source)
  • But the Ohio Senator could not understand why even his old supporter, newspaper columnist David Lawrence, called his position nothing more than a "technical quibble."†   (source)
  • At that moment the printing press have a huge bank and numerous Quibblers came streaming across the floor from underneath the tablecloth, the press fell silent at last.†   (source)
  • Luna was not there: The thing that was making such a racket was a wooden object covered in magically turning cogs and wheels, It looked like the bizarre offspring of a workbench and a set of shelves, but after a moment Harry deduced that it was an old-fashioned printing press, due to the fact that it was churning out Quibblers.†   (source)
  • I just wanted peace; I paid them their price without quibbling.†   (source)
  • Why do people always think that one is quibbling when one tries to be precise?†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • That's simply a quibble.†   (source)
  • Chicago, July 10, 1858: Let us discard all this quibbling about this man and the other man, this race and that race and the other race being inferior, and therefore they must be placed in an inferior position.†   (source)
  • On the other hand, it was true enough that Chang was a subtle quibbler and that there was much justification for Mallinson's impatience.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • I didn't quibble about the price.†   (source)
  • And now to come to the material, or (to make a quibble) to the immaterial.†   (source)
  • Let us be happy without quibbling and quirking.†   (source)
  • She began to quibble.†   (source)
  • He is not a bad quibbler himself, your cousin, certainly no harmless foe in a battle of words—when he wants to be.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp turned these sorts of questions over and over in his own mind—a mind that, since his arrival up here, had tended to quibble and think indiscreet thoughts of this sort and had perhaps been especially honed and emboldened for grumbling by a naughty, but overwhelming desire, for which he had now paid dearly.†   (source)
  • Hans Castorp could just as easily have directed his questions about transcendental riddles to Herr Settembrini, if only as a way of challenging him and quibbling, but certainly not in the expectation of receiving an answer from a humanist whose sole concern was this earthly life.†   (source)
  • He gathered up some writing materials to take out with him for his rest cure—because there could be no more delays, a letter home, his third, would have to be written—and went on being angry, muttering things about this windbag and quibbler, who was sticking his nose into things that were none of his business, but who hummed little songs at girls in public.†   (source)
  • "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.†   (source)
  • Jean Valjean had just attained his sixtieth birthday, the age of legal exemption; but he did not appear to be over fifty; moreover, he had no desire to escape his sergeant-major nor to quibble with Comte de Lobau; he possessed no civil status, he was concealing his name, he was concealing his identity, so he concealed his age, he concealed everything; and, as we have just said, he willingly did his duty as a national guard; the sum of his ambition lay in resembling any other man who paid his taxes.†   (source)
  • He earns twenty sous a day at an attorney's by penning quibbles.†   (source)
  • Down with the cardinal disputations, and quibblers!†   (source)
  • His still refuted quirks he still repeats; New-raised objections with new quibbles meets, Till sinking in the quicksand he defends, He dies disputing, and the contest ends.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Half a century ago, impatient of the effort to fasten the English distinction upon American, George P. Marsh attacked it as of "no logical value or significance whatever," and predicted that "at no very distant day this verbal quibble will disappear, and one of the auxiliaries will be employed, with all persons of the nominative, exclusively as the sign of the future, and the other only as an expression of purpose or authority."†   (source)
  • * *quibbling
    "I swear it," quoth the friar, "upon my faith."†   (source)
  • CREON Go, quibble with thy reason.†   (source)
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