The old navy in its last days earned a fame that no belittling malevolence dare cavil
Anne, far from wishing to cavil
at the pleasure, replied, "I can easily believe it.
His posture--flat upon his back, with his hands crossed upon his stomach and tied with something that he easily broke without profitably altering the situation--the strict confinement of his entire person, the black darkness and profound silence, made a body of evidence impossible to controvert and he accepted it without cavil
His chief contribution to science was his studies of the electron and his monumental work on the "Identification of Matter and Energy," wherein he established, beyond cavil
and for all time, that the ultimate unit of matter and the ultimate unit of force were identical.
Nor do I fear that my sensible reader, though most luxurious in his taste, will start, cavil
, or be offended, because I have named but one article.
After some little cavil
at the word 'sincere,' and asking him if I had ever given him any answers which were not sincere, I promised him I would.
Glegg's unmistakable kind-heartedness was shown in this, that it pained him more to see his wife at variance with others,--even with Dolly, the servant,--than to be in a state of cavil
with her himself; and the quarrel between her and Mr.
aside, at their best, these grand, grave, yet agile paintings turn color into a physical experience.
As a touring production this Herring had many virtues in terms of its versatile settings - such as designer Adam Wiltshire's perfectly-clipped trees having their foliage lifted off to reveal well-piled pyramids of greengrocery fruit (though his costume-designs seemed inconsistent in period), and Declan Randall's sensitive lighting - but Michael Barker-Caven's direction invited some cavils
And, of course, there were the usual cavils
of preferential treatment or permitted housing queue-jumping "for certain groups".
leadership, everyone else quarrels, frets and cavils
, and we get a concoction like a ''political steering committee'' to run orders of battle.
I find the cavils
of selfappointed committees for the suppression of curiosity very tedious," he wrote.