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WHINE, v.t. [L.] TO express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur meanly.

They came--with a whining accent craving liberty.

Then, if we whine, look pale--

WHINE, n. A plaintive tone; the nasal puerile tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.




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WHINE, v.t. [L.] TO express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur meanly.

They came--with a whining accent craving liberty.

Then, if we whine, look pale--

WHINE, n. A plaintive tone; the nasal puerile tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.


WHINE, n.

A plaintive tone; the nasal puerile tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint. – Rowe.


WHINE, v.t. [Sax. wanian and cwanian; Goth. hwainon; Dan. hviner, to whine, and to whinny, as a horse; Sw. hvina, to squeal or squeak; W. açwyn, to complain; L. hinnio, and qu. gannio.]

To express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur meanly. They came … with a whining accent craving liberty. – Sidney. Then, if we whine, look pale … – Shak.


Whine
  1. To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.

    "Whining plovers." Spenser.

    The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a whining accent, craving liberty. Sir P. Sidney.

    Dost thou come here to whine? Shak.

  2. To utter or express plaintively, or in a mean, unmanly way; as, to whine out an excuse.
  3. A plaintive tone; the nasal, childish tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.
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Whine

WHINE, verb transitive [Latin] TO express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur meanly.

They came--with a whining accent craving liberty.

Then, if we whine look pale--

WHINE, noun A plaintive tone; the nasal puerile tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.

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