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With him the quibbler, the doctrinaire, the political economist, has no place.

If there is one thing I find it difficult to have Christian patience with, it is a quibbler.

He was adroit and quick, and was rather a quibbler than a great lawyer.

You are a quibbler, I vow; but I would not hear your worst enemy accuse you of being orthodox.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "a pun, a play on words," probably a diminutive of obsolete quib "evasion of point at issue," based on an overuse of Latin quibus? in legal jargon, which supposedly gave it the association with trivial argument. Meaning "equivocation, evasion of the point" is attested from 1660s.

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