• A fox without a tail arguing with other foxes
    A fox without a tail arguing with other foxes
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n arguing a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement "they were involved in a violent argument"
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If you argue with a woman and win, you lose.”
  • Voltaire
    “Men argue, nature acts.”
  • Richard Whately
    “Never argue at the dinner table, for the one who is not hungry always gets the best of the argument.”
  • Peter Mcwilliams
    Peter Mcwilliams
    “When we argue for our limitations, we get to keep them.”
  • James Thurber
    “My drawings have been described as pre-internationalist, meaning that they were finished before the ideas for them had occurred to me. I shall not argue the point.”
  • J. Richard Clarke
    J. Richard Clarke
    “You cannot explain failure any more than you can argue with success.”


Argue the toss - (UK) If you argue the toss, you refuse to accept a decision and argue about it.


In literature:

Jim argued and coaxed and prayed, but without result.
"The Cow Puncher" by Robert J. C. Stead
They just argue and argue.
"Men Called Him Master" by Elwyn Allen Smith
They argued strenuously against the objections that were started in the house.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
I never knew what fun it was to think and argue till I began taking the English course at Shirley.
"The Fifth Wheel" by Olive Higgins Prouty
Her duty was plain; she had no right to argue the question of culpability.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
That a majority of singers produce their upper voice with more or less difficulty, need not be argued.
"The Head Voice and Other Problems" by D. A. Clippinger
The guard, the station-master, a ticket-collector, and four porters gathered round the door and argued with him.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
In these stories there is no need to think of George Fox as arguing or fighting against real Christianity in any of the churches.
"A Book of Quaker Saints" by Lucy Violet Hodgkin
Strenuously I argued the question with members of Congress who called to confer with me.
"The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
To govern a life insurance company, Mr. Steffens argued, was just as much "government" as to run a city.
"A Preface to Politics" by Walter Lippmann

In poetry:

"Then only the cook and me was left,
And the delicate question, 'Which
Of us two goes to the kettle?' arose,
And we argued it out as sich.
"The Yarn of the Nancy Bell" by William Schwenck Gilbert
With wild command or calm persuasion
This one may argue, that compel;
Vain are concealment and evasion--
For each he opens heaven and hell.
"Conscience" by Madison Julius Cawein
Against experience he believes;
He argues against demonstration:
Pleased when his reason he deceives,
And sets his judgement by his passion.
"To The Honourable Charles Montague, Esq." by Matthew Prior
So I, that had resolved to bring
Conviction to a ghost,
And found it quite a different thing
From any human arguing,
Yet dared not quit my post
"Phantasmagoria Canto VI ( Dyscomfyture )" by Lewis Carroll
What profit is there in my blood,
O Lord — I argu'd — or what good
Flows thence? what glory canst thou have
From me — when I am in my grave?
"The 30th Psalm, A Thanksgiving For Deliverance Out Of Trouble" by Rees Prichard
And though the Cornstalks twigged the ruse
Whereby the boss had done ’em brown,
They argued that the clay was loose,
And wanted time to settle down.
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson

In news:

Critics argue domestic partner ships are a stepping stone to same-sex marriage, but supporters contend the issue is about civil rights.
A national legal group will not have a say in a case it argues highlights the "deeply entrenched" problem of victim-blaming in the courts.
Johnson does not take the Bible's Creation chapter literally, but argues that evolution cannot account for biological complexity.
A groggy headache and the stiffness in my neck argued three hours of sleep wasn't nearly enough to get me by.
New Orleanians took to social media last week to argue vehemently about … social media.
Now the LADWP argues its rights are superior in two lawsuits.
Penn State to argue delay request in McQueary case.
A new book argues that people would write better if they connected better with their true 'mother tongue': spoken language.
A prominent Washington advocacy group filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Federal Election Commission , arguing that the panel routinely makes it impossible to appeal its decisions.
ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey on Tuesday announced plans to introduce elective Kurdish language instruction in schools, a step aimed at easing tension that Kurdish minority activists argued didn't go far enough.
Indeed, as Porter argues so effectively, the communication of new knowledge through cheap, accessible print may not in itself have caused the Enlightenment , but without a commercial press England could never have become enlightened .
Steve Collins' lawyer to argue entrapment in conflict of interest case.
Billed as the "Isaac Newton of Nutrition," Price argued that fermented foods were essential to a healthy diet, and this fest will make that case while helping you learn how to make fermented foods yourself.
But one research tool that many scientists would argue need not be improved is the handwritten field notebook.
He said the number of people receiving food stamps had increased by 50 percent in the past three years and argued that people were not being dissuaded from applying because of the policy.

In science:

It is argued in (Cousa et al.,  ) that a set of probability measures is behaviorally equivalent to its convex hull.
Conditional Plausibility Measures and Bayesian Networks
The existence of static gauge can be argued from the picture of embedding of a manifold into another one.
A note on topological brane theories
Concerning other random chains we argue by scaling considerations that the RG method generally becomes asymptotically exact for large times, both at the critical point and in the whole Griffiths phase.
Griffiths-McCoy singularities in random quantum spin chains: Exact results through renormalization
The authors related this fact to the presence of the Coulomb interaction and argued that now they are able to explain the earlier experimental data by M.
Comment on "Spin relaxation in quantum Hall systems"
In four dimensions it was already argued in (see also branes become nearly tensionless.
OM Theory in Diverse Dimensions