History does not record the result, beyond a cavilling incrimination about a diamond-headed cane.
I have no taste for cavilling or grumbling over events that are past.
On this fantastic plane he could freely enmesh the whole universe in his net of intriguing, cavilling, and petty oppression.
But the moment we pass the portal all cavilling is awed to silence.
It accepts what is given without question, or cavilling as to much or to little, leaving the giver altogether free.
I do think, dear, you are only cavilling and making difficulties.
Which difference Plato in his discussion of Ideas more fully declaring, has thereby afforded Colotes an opportunity of cavilling.
"Shadow-boxing," he observed in a cavilling spirit to his companion.
Carp′er, one who carps or cavils; Carp′ing, cavilling: fault-finding.
A man's life was a man's life, and what was the use of cavilling at facts!
1540s, from Middle French caviller "to mock, jest," from Latin cavillari "to jeer, mock; satirize, argue scoffingly" (also source of Italian cavillare, Spanish cavilar), from cavilla "jest, jeering," related to calumnia (see calumny).