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Thus was the noble "royal law according to the Scripture" destroyed by the petty quibbling use of the word "neighbour."
Poetry had not as yet become the adversary of wit, nor had speculation abused itself by passing into quibbling.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
His argument is of merciless length, and occasionally so minute as to sound like quibbling.
As one reads these decisions, there is no evidence of political log-rolling, or of legal quibbling.
Now, that's one of your quibbles, my dear Bishop, and I detest quibbling!
Quibbling over the minutiæ of form is indicative of failure to grasp the spirit.
We are—under lawyers' quibbling—drifting apart very rapidly, to our complete isolation from the sympathy of the whole world.
Quibbling over minor details shows a failure to grasp the big ideas.
THE PLATTSBURG MANUALO.O. ELLIS AND E.B. GAREY
If Shakespeare had graduated at Oxford, he might have been a quibbling attorney, or a hypocritical parson.
In this letter he says that his work was criticised as unlearned, because it did not use the quibbling methods of the schools.

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