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cavil
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections; or to raise trivial objections
  • You will tell me, I know, that this may or may NOT have happened; but I will listen to no cavil, unless you can point out any other method of understanding the affair as satisfactory at this.
    Chapter 15 (46% in)

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