Example sentences for: squabbling

How can you use “squabbling” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Sir John Francis Davis, an early governor, disgusted with the squabbling of the English residents, declared: “It is a much easier task to govern the 20,000 Chinese inhabitants of the colony than the few hundreds of English.”

  • During the next 250 years, Bali’s rulers fell to squabbling among themselves and the island split into ten or more rajadoms.

  • A young CBC editor assured me that language was a political issue only for the older generation in the city, that the young people, Anglophone and Francophone alike, were all pretty much bilingual and were generally bemused by all the squabbling.

  • Barak's governing coalition was already squabbling viciously, a party allied with Barak had splintered and collapsed, the opposition had called for a no-confidence vote, West Bank and Golan settlers were readying PR campaigns against Barak's peace schemes, and my in-laws were shouting at the television every time Barak came on the screen: "He wants to give it all away!"

  • The first thing you need to do is drop any stereotype you may have about economists as a bunch of suit-wearing, slogan-parroting guys divided into squabbling ideological factions.


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