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squabble

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Definition an act or instance of arguing — typically over unimportant things
  • Their petty squabble is disrupting the team.
squabble = argument over unimportant things
  • They squabble all the time.
  • squabble = argue about unimportant things
  • She was comforted by her husband, with whom she recently declared a truce after a week of squabbling
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • squabbling = arguing over unimportant things
  • They squabbled over what the surprise should be.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Maniac Magee
  • squabbled = argued (about something unimportant)
  • Mary didn't bother with their squabbling—her attention was on Alicia.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • squabbling = arguing over unimportant things
  • If we meddled in every squabble and catfight we saw, we'd never be done.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • squabble = argument over unimportant things
  • We had grown up together and shared all the closeness of two sisters squabbling over crayons and dolls.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • squabbling = arguing (over unimportant things)
  • Everyone's pulling together to save Mark Watney, with no interdepartmental squabbling.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • squabbling = argument over unimportant things
  • Except for occasional squabbles about river-tolls they were friends with the Wood-elves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • squabbles = arguments
  • 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
  • squabbling = arguing
  • We squabbled now and then, as families will.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • squabbled = argued over unimportant things
  • The guards ran up, alerted by our little squabble.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • squabble = argument
  • Dave and Sol-leks alone were unaltered, though they were made irritable by the unending squabbling.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • squabbling = arguing over unimportant things
  • The bike became the focus of a family squabble.
    Jerry Spinelli  --  Stargirl
  • squabble = argument
  • 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
  • squabble = argument
  • It's true that everywhere he stopped he'd be helping a friend through one legal squabble or another—an immigration problem, a repossessed fishing boat.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • squabble = argument
  • Kids were flinging snowballs, squabbling, chasing one another, giggling.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • squabbling = arguing over unimportant things
  • People were withdrawing their life savings, rushing as though pursued through the shops, and squabbling over goods at the market stalls.
    Mina Baites  --  The Silver Music Box
  • squabbling = arguing
  • 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
  • squabble = argument
  • I just stood there looking from one distorted face to another, listening to this babble of enraged squabbling as the members of the Walls family gave vent to all their years of hurt and anger, each unloading his or her own accumulated grievances and blaming the others for allowing the most fragile one of us to break into pieces.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
squabbling = arguing

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