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cavil
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

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Definition
an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections; or to raise trivial objections
  • The count appeared, dressed with the greatest simplicity, but the most fastidious dandy could have found nothing to cavil at in his toilet.
    Chapters 39-40 (56% in)

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