cavil cavil

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  2. (v) raise trivial objections

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Usage(s):

  1. A frequent cavil against Brown is that he is not.
  2. With that background, it might seem churlish to cavil at a serious attempt to address both needs.
  3. I don't mean to cavil, and I'm glad to see prominent airing of the role the US,the Saudis and ISI have played in creating the Taliban as a force in the region.

News

  1. ‘Man of Steel’: 5 Reasons Why Henry Cavill Is Perfect As Superman

    Whoever made the decision to cast British-born Henry Cavill in the new blockbuster deserves a giant high-five — genius choice!
    on June 15, 2013     Source: HollywoodLife

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    on June 14, 2013     Source: TheFABlife

Quotes

  1. John Hay, one of Lincoln's closest aides, noted in his diary that by the summer of 1863, the president had essentially learned to rule his Cabinet with "tyrannous authority," observing that the "most important things he decides & there is no cavil."
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: John Hay Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "Judge Rakoff's findings establish beyond cavil the extraordinary nature of the Uzans' wrongful behavior and form a valid basis for the substantial punitive award of $1 billion against them," Circuit Judge Guido Calabresi wrote in a 23-page opinion.
    on Nov 21, 2007 By: Guido Calabresi Source: Reuters

  3. "Despite a good-faith effort by the Bush administration to provide Senate Democrats with all relevant information on the nomination, critics continue to expand the scope of their demands, and then cavil loudly about the administration's 'secrecy'...
    on Jan 5, 2005 By: John Cornyn Source: CNN

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