Reinvigorating: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Use in Literature BickeringBut when the grotesqueness of the idea had somewhat worn off, she turned grave and asked me if such a fancy did not lead to spite, envy, and bickerings.ndash;Edwin L. Arnold in Gulliver of Mars.Then people say that when payday came at last, bickerings ensued, their domestic happiness was broken up, Beaufort grew reckless, and plunged into the excitement of the maddest speculations.ndash;T.S. Arthur in Woman's Trials.Of various admirals I could tell you a great deal: of them and their flags, and the gradation of their pay, and their bickerings and jealousies.ndash;Jane Austen in Mansfield Park.It is true that the bickerings are getting worse and worse.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Lily of the Valley (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).Most men have inequalities of character which produce discord, and deprive their households of the harmony which is the ideal of a home; the majority are blemished with some littleness or meanness, and meanness of any kind begets bickering.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Alkahest (tr Katharine Prescott Wormeley).There was plenty of discussion, but no bickering.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in A Distinguished Provincial at Paris (tr Ellen Marriage).She was also extremely jealous, and had a way of signifying disapproval of my methods that led to many coldnesses and even bickerings between us, which I now see to have been undignified.ndash;James M. Barrie in The Little White Bird.At election times they do service for men high in authority; betweenwhiles they thrive on the bickerings and feuds among the despoilers.ndash;Rex Beach in The Auction Block.Why! Stephen and Vera thought nothing of bickering in front of Mr Woodruff, who rated them both and sided with neither.ndash;Arnold Bennett in The Grim Smile of the Five Towns.What bickerings and controversies, and what a learned dust have been raised about those matters, and what mighty advantage has been from thence derived to mankind, are things at this day too clearly known to need being insisted on.ndash;George Berkeley in A Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge.
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