- Those who had been studying Baedeker gabbled history, ancient and modern, until the conquest of Alexander and the bombardment of '82 became a hopeless jumble in the ears of the ignorant. - "It Happened in Egypt", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
- Some, however, took warning from the fate of their companions; but while those at a distance gabbled and screeched louder than ever, those in the front waddled boldly up to the assault. - "Old Jack", W.H.G. Kingston.
- The glow of childish transport that came over him when he reached the nonsense ending- so common in these tales- recalled me to myself, and I listened attentively while he gabbled with delighted haste: 'They found the path and I found the puddle. - "The Aran Islands", John M. Synge.