bickering

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BICKERING

What use of logic, where there was no bickering about the double-meaning words?

And there were the dogs, ever squabbling and bickering, bursting into uproars and creating confusions.

As it was, the Philosophers contented themselves with bickering.

The bickering and rivalries must have been part of the camouflage.

I am tired of war, tired of bickering, tired of watching and being watched.

They were bickering, an ominous sign for some one yet unknown.

The Mongol sank back to his place among the furs, and the bickering was continued.

Most of the members of the company were young; there was no bickering.

She hated to hear us arguing and bickering as was generally our way when we met.

Einstein was the only thinker in a century gone mad from bickering.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "a skirmish," from bicker (v.). Meaning "a verbal wrangle" is from 1570s.

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