Much of the theological dispute might seem like hair-splitting, but the stakes were high.
After the world of politics, with its hair-splitting and word-mincing, it was good to be with soldiers—the men who do the work.
I know your hair-splitting habit; I at once anticipate your reply.
To those who oppose him in political matters he is prepared, without any hair-splitting, to give a regular good wigging all round.
But he disliked the corrupt method of his countrymen, who indulged in hair-splitting, casuistry, and subtleties.
We should have no sort of use for the hair-splitting experts who presided and argued in your courts.
The man who goes to law surrenders his liberty of action and becomes the sport of chicaning lawyers and hair-splitting judges.
It requires "hair-splitting" to measure a millionth part of an inch, and in certain cases it is worth while.
It will not be worth our while to wade through all the technical and hair-splitting discussions of these points.
The period of pedantry, of hair-splitting, of slavery to mere technicalities, came very late in Jewish history.