bickering

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bickering a quarrel about petty points
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bickering A skirmishing. "Frays and bickerings ."
    • Bickering Altercation; wrangling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bickering Petulant contention; altercation.
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Usage

In literature:

But at that she only cried the more, and they went away bickering into the green lanes.
"Last Words" by Juliana Horatia Ewing
The bicker those lads do make!
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
There had been some little bickering on the part of Mrs. Wilkinson.
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
More than once I'd heard Dinky-Dunk proclaim that the right sort of people never bickered and quarreled.
"The Prairie Mother" by Arthur Stringer
In the kitchen the servants of the farm and house gossipped long and bickered vigorously.
"A Son of Hagar" by Sir Hall Caine
Most of the members of the company were young; there was no bickering.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
As gude a fellow as ever toom'd a bicker.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Husky Marr and Black Shand Fraser were playing pinocle at the table, bickering over the game like a pair of ill-conditioned schoolboys.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The Mongol sank back to his place among the furs, and the bickering was continued.
"Panther Eye" by Roy J. Snell
They would bicker with each other, and not unfrequently abuse each other.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

Sir Walter Raleigh
Bickered down the valley.
But he could do better than the rill,
For he could bicker up-hill.
"Clerihew – Raleigh" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
We flash across the level.
We thunder thro' the bridges.
We bicker down the cuttings.
We sway along the ridges.
"We Flash Across The Level" by William Ernest Henley
As I watch you flicker,
As I list you bicker,
Speak the ancient dreams:
--You have battled, Jew, one time,
You have conquer'd too, one time.
(God, how strange it seems!)
"The Feast Of Lights" by Morris Rosenfeld
Whan neebors fell oot, an' wad bicker an' flyte;
An' women were fashous wi' clashes and spite;
To rede up their quarrels he mony times gaed,
In meekness an' wisdom peace aften he made.
"Sketches of Village Character In Days "O' Langsyne"" by Janet Hamilton
And, those he offended, as everyone must,
Whose thoughts are progressive, whose actions are just,
With kindness he reasoned all errors to show,
And made a staunch friend of a bickering foe.
"To The Memory of David Scott" by John Henry Kimble
Oh! the music of the rain,
See it comes pouring down,
Bright and joyous o'er field and plain,
While its golden currents drain
The smooth and verdured lawn,
And then run bickering to the main.
"The Music Of The Rain" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

We can't risk' bickering, posturing.
Former Speaker of the House and GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks about the race for 2012, bickering between candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, and the "Occupy Wall Street" protests.
The bickering over islands is a serious threat to the region's peace and prosperity.
After weeks of bickering, it's nice to be reminded why Snooki and JWoww make such a winning team to begin with.
Bickering, mostly between Perry, Romney, crowds out discussion on several issues.
NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil rose 1 percent Friday as traders weighed a new debt deal in Europe and political bickering in the US over looming tax increases and budget cuts.
The price of oil rose 1 percent Friday as traders weighed a new debt deal in Europe and political bickering in the US over looming tax increases and budget cuts.
Kilpatrick's in-your-face, conservative bickering with liberal commentator Shana Alexander three decades ago was famously parodied — and then copied for years to come on broadcast and cable channels.
Forget oil nationalization or the Falklands bickering.
Bankrupt Stockton's bond issuers and CalPERS are already bickering.
Finance Talk Takes Backseat To Bickering.
Bickering trumps bargaining on looming 'cliff'.
The price of oil rose Friday as traders weighed a new debt deal in Europe and political bickering in the US over looming tax increases and budget cuts.
Bennet , Buck bicker over 'extreme' tax plan.
With the election behind us, I thought we would enjoy a hiatus from the political bickering in Washington.
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In science:

The SPTF approximation is a multiband spinpolarized generalization of the fluctuation exchange approximation (FLEX) of Bickers and Scalapino, but with a different treatment of particle-hole (PH) and particle-particle (PP) channels.
Nonquasiparticle states in half-metallic ferromagnet NiMnSb
In one view, the effective interaction between the particles is dominated by the exchange of an AF spin fluctuation, and this leads to dx2−y2 -wave pairing [Bickers et al. 1987].
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
Perhaps, the most commonly used of these approaches is the fluctuation exchange (FLEX) approximation [Bickers et al. 1989], which self-consistently treats the fluctuations in the magnetic, density and the pairing channels.
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
It will be seen that for U = 4t, the FLEX provides results in excellent agreement with the QMC data on the density of states N (ω) and the Bethe-Salpeter eigenvalues in the pairing channel at the temperatures where the QMC calculations are carried out, as found earlier [Bickers et al. 1989].
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
This approach has been also used for studying a three-band CuO2 model which has nearest neighbor copper-oxygen hopping and an onsite Coulomb repulsion at the Cu sites [Luo and Bickers 1993].
d_{x^2-y^2}-wave superconductivity and the Hubbard model
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