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  • n. Plural form of quibble.


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  • Anyway, word quibbles and Biblical exegesis aside, we are getting to the nub of the matter, aren't we?

    Keisha and Mary.

  • His rivals try to catch him out on a few occasions; but he manages to show that their quibbles are the result of their own ignorance.

    Archive 2005-05-01

  • Not being completely satisfied with his method of spontaneous ideas Freud sought shorter paths to the subconscious, and therefore undertook the study of the dream-life (dealing with forgetfulness, speaking to one's self, making mistakes, giving offense to one's self, and with superstition and absent-mindedness, and the study of word quibbles taken in their widest sense), to all of which we are indebted for the possession of his three important books: "Die Traumdeutung?"

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Most letters begin with a summary of the article - what does it cover, what is the argument - set out the positives, add a few small "quibbles" here and there, and then return to the positives.

    Concurring Opinions

  • I note that Ck quibbles over Carlin but not over 80 years of Zionist war crimes.

    Global Voices in English » Israel: What Happens when IDF Soldiers Testimonials are Taken Out of Context

  • Neither of your silly quibbles affects his point that you are proposing a massive redistribution of wealth from taxpayers to riders.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ride the Train

  • For my own complaints, I have only two small quibbles: Although most of the story is told from Max's point of view, a few chapters in the first half are in third-person.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • And oddly, the same quibbles often emerge year after year.

    Happy (Awkward) Holidays

  • Other than a couple of quibbles, MI13 has been solid gold every month, without exception. carloshll726

    Captain Britain ends with issue #15 | Robot 6 @ Comic Book Resources – Covering Comic Book News and Entertainment

  • I do have a few quibbles: sometimes the sheer weight of exposition kills the pace of the book (although the descriptions are uniformly good), the initially intriguing character of Molly becomes a bit incoherent, her development somewhat sidelined in the plot, and a very promising inquiry into the links between religion and celebrity is only ever hinted at when I would have liked to have seen it pursued.

    Reneging on the Devil « Tales from the Reading Room


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