01. The young child was woken up by the sound of his parents [quarrelling] in the kitchen.
02. The [quarrel] between the Israelis and the Palestinians has cost thousands of lives over the years.
03. My older sister always [quarrelled] with my parents because she thought they were less strict with my brother and I than they were with her.
04. What at first seemed like a simple [quarrel] at a local bar ended with one man in hospital, and another man dead.
05. I [quarrelled] with my boss today, and almost quit my job.
06. I don't think Lenny and Janine's marriage is going to last long; they're always [quarrelling] about something.
07. Ned Rorem once suggested that [quarrels] in France strengthen a love affair, whereas in America they end it.
08. Syrus once noted that in [quarrelling], the truth is always lost.
09. There is a Catalonian proverb which suggests that talking of an old debt always starts another [quarrel].
10. There is a Chinese proverb which states that three glasses of wine end a hundred [quarrels].
11. There is an Irish proverb which observes that it's better to be [quarrelling] than to be lonesome.
12. The Trojan War, which ended in such misery for so many people, started out as a [quarrel] amongst the gods.
13. There is a Senegalese proverb which states that even Buddhist priests of the same temple [quarrel] occasionally.
14. There is a Spanish proverb which states that it takes two to [quarrel], but only one to end it.
15. Reggae star Bob Marley sang, "If you get down and [quarrel] everyday, you're saying prayers to the devil, I say."
16. Someone once said, "What a great world this would be if people would spend as much energy practising their religion as they spend [quarrelling] about it."
17. Someone once remarked that a smart husband knows just the right thing to say when he [quarrels] with his wife, but a smarter husband doesn't say it.
18. In 1879, a [quarrel] between Chile and Bolivia over land in the northern desert turned into a 5-year war.
19. When parents [quarrel], their children feel very vulnerable and insecure.
20. Someone once joked that if it weren't for marriage, husbands and wives would have to [quarrel] with strangers.
21. Venice in the seventeenth century prided itself on being above the [quarrels] of its neighbors.
22. On refusing military service during the Vietnam War, boxer Muhammad Ali declared, "I ain't got no [quarrel] with those Vietcong."

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