Which preposition to use with cavil

at Occurrences 42%

"While I murmur not against Heaven," continued the Master, "nor cavil at men; while I stoop to learn and aspire to penetrate into things that are high; yet 'tis Heaven alone knows what I am.

with Occurrences 7%

See in Xenophon's Symposium how many quarrels he settled, how further he endured Thrasymachus and Polus and Callicles; how he tolerated his wife, and how he tolerated his son who attempted to confute him and to cavil with him.

of Occurrences 6%

To substitute vain conjectures, instead of the designs of Providence, on subjects where those designs are beyond our reach, serves only to furnish matter for the cavils of the sceptical, and the sneers of the licentious.

about Occurrences 6%

"It was worth it anyway, so we won't cavil about the price.

on Occurrences 3%

But we shall not cavil on this mighty potentate's name; much less dispute his identity, notwithstanding the doubt that has been broached, whether the said devil be a real or an imaginary personage, in the shape, form, and with the faculties that have been so miraculously ascribed to him; for If it should so fall out, as who can tell, But there may be a God, a heav'n and hell?

in Occurrences 2%

Whoever you may be, I caution you against rashly defaming the author of this work, or cavilling in jest against him.

for Occurrences 1%

First, the abstractionists of the Virginia schoolmen who "would cavil for the ninth part of a hair"affirmed in general terms, that this Government was established with the view of regulating our external affairs, leaving all internal matters to be regulated by the States; and then, descending to particulars, declared, that, while Congress had the power to make improvements on salt water, it could do nothing on fresh.

over Occurrences 1%

The Queen was cavilling over the accounts, and would give no orders for money till she had demanded the meaning of every penny that she was charged....

to Occurrences 1%

They caviled to their heart's content over their old arguments.

Which preposition to use with  cavil