from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of whimper.
- n. The sound of one who whimpers; a whimper; a feeble complaint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low, whining cry; a whimper.
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But the whimpering is real, and justified, because it hurts to have your world come crashing down.
Democrats are again whimpering and unable to provide a cohesive message from the early stages of this nomination.
From somewhere amidships the silence was broken by a low whimpering from the cabin boy.
And the whimpering is the sound they make when they're neutered, packaged, and made readily available for mainstream consumption.
I have no clear recollection what it was that I said, -- I desire not to recall the whimpering sentences in which I begged to be let alone, in which
At one point I became aware that I was kind of whimpering with some barely suppressed emotion ... and I only realized it because some other show-goer gave me an alarmed look and stepped away smartly!
An odd kind of whimpering started as I got into the front and shut the door.
I remember washing myself all the time and kind of whimpering about "I'm not gonna have this every month, I want you to know," and washing and washing.
There on the island top the two lions marched backwards and forwards as though they were in a cage, making a kind of whimpering noise as they went, and staring round them uneasily.
In the early hours of the Monday morning, a neighbour said he heard a baby "whimpering" and murmuring "mummy".
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