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Word: squabble

Definition: minor quarrel; bickering; V: engage in a minor quarrel; Ex. squabbling children


Sentences Containing 'squabble'

Brown Brothers were involved on behalf of Roland Harriman (Avril Harriman’s older brother) who was married to H.H. Freis' daughter and had purchased all of the Torsion Balance Stock to settle an internal squabble.
Marinetti would not budge from his conviction that transrational language was nothing more than the Russian version of his concept of liberated words and wireless imagination while Livshits just as stubbornly claimed that transreason was an altogether different notion, probing deeper into the ontology of the poetic word. In any case, on that evening wild "liberated words" darted back and forth across the table, and soon the literary dispute degenerated into a nationalistic squabble that had little to do with poetry.'
Page relinquished the editorship in 1895, over a squabble regarding control, and was hired by Houghton, Mifflin and Company, the publishers of Atlantic Monthly.

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