Once he was even threatened with expulsion because he had been quarrelling with his wife and had missed classes.
Mr Dombey was far from quarrelling, in his own breast, with the manner of his beautiful betrothed.
Where was the use of quarrelling about a man he was never likely to set eyes on again?
They were not asleep; they were about, fishing or quarrelling in the silver light.
At first I was horribly frightened—I thought you and Marcus had been quarrelling.
Marriage was as yet in a rude state, and couples had a way of quarrelling and separating.
A crowd had assembled, and two gentlemen were quarrelling furiously.
In the further corner of the room two women were quarrelling.
God would have no quarrelling at His just condemning of us at that day.'
Agnes was enraged, but there was no time to waste in quarrelling or scolding.
"angry dispute," mid-14c., originally "ground for complaint," from Old French querele "matter, concern, business; dispute, controversy" (Modern French querelle), from Latin querella "complaint, accusation; lamentation," from queri "to complain, lament." Replaced Old English sacan. Sense of "contention between persons" is from 1570s.
"square-headed bolt for a crossbow," mid-13c., from Old French quarel, carrel "bolt, arrow," from Vulgar Latin *quadrellus, diminutive of Late Latin quadrus (adj.) "square," related to quattuor "four" (see four). Now-archaic sense of "square or diamond-shaped plane of glass" first recorded mid-15c.
late 14c., "to raise an objection;" 1520s as "to contend violently, to fall out," from quarrel (n.1) and in part from Old French quereler (Modern French quereller). Related: Quarrelled; quarrelling.