Whenever he took cocaine, he became violent and quarrelsome .
His nameless sorrows ensure that he stands aloof, his distance from the other characters endowing him with a wisdom absent in the quarrelsome officers and journalists.
Then, too, Michelangelo had a quarrelsome disposition, and he was harsh in his criticism of others.
According to the British District Gazetteer for 1904, ‘with some exceptions these priests are ignorant and quarrelsome , and are by no means popular in the neighbourhood.’
That said, a Japanese beer company seems to have come up with an excellent way to handle noisy, quarrelsome children: give them a drink.
René Descartes has always been one of the more appealing philosophers, not least because he was so human, quarrelsome and frequently bone idle.
He turned into a Dublin ‘character’: a querulous, quarrelsome countryman with a sharp tongue and an axe to grind.
So if you see history as politics viewed from afar, you begin to understand that history is a controversial, argumentative and quarrelsome subject - much the same as politics.
One of the disqualifications for leadership in a church, and it should similarly be a disqualification from an office of public trust, is someone who is quarrelsome or overbearing.
The intelligence offices decided that the Scouts were quarrelsome and difficult to manage and so substituted girls for boys.