• Woman's quarrel. Neapolitan group
    Woman's quarrel. Neapolitan group
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n quarreler a disputant who quarrels
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n quarreler One who quarrels, wrangles, or fights.
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  • French Proverb
    French Proverb
    “A good swordsman is not given to quarrel.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “He who forgives ends the quarrel”
  • Ovid
    “Quarrels are the dowry which married folk bring one another.”
  • Danish Proverb
    Danish Proverb
    “Wise men do not quarrel with each other.”
  • Irish Proverb
    Irish Proverb
    “Better be quarrelling than lonesome.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.”


Quarrel with bread and butter - Bread and butter, here, indicate the means of one’s living. (That is why we say ‘he is the bread winner of the family’). If a sub-ordinate in an organisation is quarrelsome or if he is not patient enough to bear the reprimand he deserves, gets angry and retorts or provokes the higher-up, the top man dismisses him from the job. So, he loses the job that gave him bread and butter. Hence we say, he quarrelled with bread and butter (manager or the top man) and lost his job.


In literature:

It relates to an old and painful quarrel.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
I do not now altogether quarrel with my substitutes.
"The King's Mirror" by Anthony Hope
The sectional quarrel remained unappeased, and the quarrel between the President and Congress began.
"A History of the United States" by Cecil Chesterton
The quarrels of the children of different mothers (quarrels often fatal in the fields) disappear in the schools.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
Quarrel between Hiens and Duhaut.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Troussel nevertheless burned with a fierce desire to cross his weapon with Du Guesclin, and sought every occasion to pick a quarrel with him.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
At last the Calif himself appears in order to settle the quarrel.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
The Exeter church people were always quarrelling among themselves and carrying their quarrels to the courts of the church.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
The upshot of it was they had a terrible quarrel and the engagement was broken.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Most of the things regarding which husbands and wives quarrel are of no special moment.
"The Eugenic Marriage, Vol. 3 (of 4)" by W. Grant Hague
The quarrel became embittered by faults on both sides.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
A feud is the name given to their family quarrels by the level-landers.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
Simon's face burned and his muscles tensed, but when the ruler of Venice demanded that he give way, he was in no position to quarrel.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Close as their union was at the time of the Conquest of England, yet even then their quarrel broke out.
"A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)" by Leopold von Ranke
We quarrel sometimes and make it up again.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
The two brothers, Somerset and Seymour, quarreled.
"Queen Elizabeth" by Jacob Abbott
Her quarrel with her lover was the beginning of a quarrel with the whole town.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
That was the worst of these quarters; the thin walls and doors let the faintest sound through, to say nothing of rows and quarrelling.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
You are always quarrelling about that knife.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
That wicked man, in leaving behind such cause of quarrel, has injured you almost as deeply as us.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope

In poetry:

Trailing knots of the vine,
And under the vine red sorrel,
Was it your fault, or mine,
The sudden quarrel ?
"The Brothers" by Ethel Clifford
All the gang of those who rule us
Hope our quarrels never stop
Helping them to split and fool us
So they can remain on top.
"Solidarity Song" by Bertolt Brecht
But oh! those deadly counsel twain,
Who were such friends before,
Were never reconciled again -
They quarrelled more and more.
"Damon vs. Pythias" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The quarreling hags at the windows
Have voices unkind, unsweet,
But his Dreams have silver voices
And starrily-slippered feet;
"A Boy Of The Ghetto" by Margaret Widdemer
And they ha'e quarrell'd on a day,
Till Marjorie's heart grew wae;
And she said she'd chuse another luve,
And let young Benjie gae.
"Young Benjie" by Andrew Lang
Here is no quarrelling for Crowns,
Nor fear of changes in our fate;
No trembling at the Great ones frowns
Nor any slavery of state.
"A Retir'd Friendship" by Katherine Philips

In news:

MARBLEHEAD — The quarrel between India and Pakistan has long been one of the hottest disputes on the planet.
EVERYBODY KNOWS the scene from school: a small boy quarrels with a bigger boy.
Bethlehem woman stabbed man after a quarrel over sex.
Attorneys quarrel at preacher's rape trial.
Doctors' ugly quarrel drives wedge between US Syrians.
Downton Abbey' sneak peek: Matthew, Mary quarrel .
Attorneys in McDade lawsuit quarrel over interview.
Elderly Couple's Quarrel Lands One in Jail.
A gunman shot and killed a 49-year-old man during a quarrel on the city's Southwest Side, Chicago police said.
The GOP's bizarre quarrel with reality.
Christie, Sen Lautenberg quarrel over 9/11 responders health bill.
Lover's Quarrel Ends With Stabbing.
And Jets head coach Rex Ryan, who has done his best to stay out of the contract quarrel , pushed back a little Monday.
Strohm facing charges after quarrel leads to assault in Hellertown.
Biden and Ryan quarreled about Libya, Iran, jobs, Medicare, taxes and a whole lot more.

In science:

Monochromatic luminosity has no arbitrariness. I have no quarrel with Claudius Ptolemaios for his assigning magnitudes between 1 and 7 to the stars that are visible to the naked eye, but I somehow think that he will forgive us if we switch to a more convenient notation.
When teaching: Out with magnitudes, in with monochromatic luminosities!
But they find similarly large offsets for the pair of systems 26-27, and we find no quarrel with this pair.
The Highest Resolution Mass Map of Galaxy Cluster Substructure To Date Without Assuming Light Traces Mass: LensPerfect Analysis of Abell 1689
But I need not quote it any further, because I don’t have any quarrel with Galileo.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
We have no quarrel with his analysis of this latter process, but question the validity of drawing general conclusions from that very simple special case.
Can one learn anything from proton-proton bremsstrahlung? Comment on H. W. Fearing preprint nucl-th/9710061
They mainly focus on the easily-misunderstood concept, heat, in theromdynamics, which has been widely discussed and quarreled about in literature.
Measuring the Entropy and Testing the Second Law of Thermodynamics
We even deprive ourselves of words that are needed to distinguish between S and L, as when we apply the adjective “continuous” to a set. I will not quarrel over mathematical practice, which is justified by its results.
Quantum Mechanics and the Cookie Cutter Paradigm
That may well be, but our goal is to arrive at exclusion results that no reasonable person would quarrel with.
Super-conservative interpretation of muon g-2 results applied to supersymmetry