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  • 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.

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  • Democrats are again whimpering and unable to provide a cohesive message from the early stages of this nomination.

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  • From somewhere amidships the silence was broken by a low whimpering from the cabin boy.

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  • And the whimpering is the sound they make when they're neutered, packaged, and made readily available for mainstream consumption.

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  • 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

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  • 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!

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • In the early hours of the Monday morning, a neighbour said he heard a baby "whimpering" and murmuring "mummy".

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