verb (used without object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
verb (used with object), cav·iled, cav·il·ing or (especially British) cav·illed, cav·il·ling.
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It would be foolish to cavil about living in any city, with its many pleasures and diversions, he says.
But I must not cavil at the decisions of the invisible infallibles; and the article is very well written.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. II|Thomas Moore
Beyond all cavil this position is most conducive to the happiness of the human family in this life.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
Was I, who had cast many a wistful, doubtful glance at my opium bottle, to begin now to weigh chances and to cavil at danger.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales|Arthur Conan Doyle