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  • n. Plural form of squabble.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of squabble.

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Examples

  • Even if it were true, do not natural-born (and naturalized) Americans engage in squabbles, reject “democratic values,” speak in foreign languages and engage in terrorism?

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  • To do that, they will have to direct at least some of their attention away from short term squabbles tailored to an increasingly frenetic media cycle, in order to create a vision of the great challenges the next generation is destined to face.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • Ireland is currently suffered the foul taste of one global economic crisis, which may still have some considerable way to go … He concludes that Ireland's elected leaders must directly "their attention away from short term squabbles tailored to an increasingly frenetic media cycle" in order to face squarely the great challenges that lie before the next generation.

    Slugger O'Toole

  • I mean, I suppose my ancestors were involved in squabbles between the Celts and Beaker People, but my family genealogist (an aunt) hasn’t traced our (my siblings and my) paternal line back any further than very early 18th Century Virginia.

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  • Considered individually, the ethical affronts are similar to the kind of squabbles that get people fired from research projects, cause grant money to dry up, or wreck hopes of tenure.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » NYT Policy on Illegally Acquired Documents

  • It could also be a big victory for the industry, because many consumers, like Don Lemon, who are so into their gadgets, they follow it so closely, they hold off purchases until these kind of squabbles are resolved.

    CNN Transcript Feb 18, 2008

  • "The ANC (African National Congress) has the kind of squabbles that do not take us forward," he told a Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU) conference in Randburg.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "The ANC has the kind of squabbles that do not take us forward,"

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Much of these kind of squabbles could be avoided if Congress would write clearer laws.

    Ruling in Mass v EPA « Climate Audit

  • Some of them had overlapping ideas, some had novel ideas, and pretty much all of them got involved in priority, patent, and other kind of squabbles over the next years and decades.

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