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Snivel   Listen
verb
Snivel  v. i.  (past & past part. sniveled or snivelled; pres. part. sniveling or snivelling)  
1.
To run at the nose; to make a snuffling noise.
2.
To cry or whine with snuffling, as children; to cry weakly or whiningly. "Put stop to thy sniveling ditty."






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"Snivel" Quotes from Famous Books



... anyhow?" said Dick. "They are not going to chop your head off it appears; so you ought to be glad, and not snivel ...
— Dick, Marjorie and Fidge - A Search for the Wonderful Dodo • G. E. Farrow

... ruffians (meanin' us). I'd like to tap 'is claret when 'e's up and on the job, And send 'im 'ome a 'owlin' to 'is mammy or 'is nuss. But I'd rather take the chuck For a show of British pluck, And do my month in chockee, and eat my skilly free; And I'll leave the curs to snivel With their 'Ouse o' Commons drivel, Which may suit a pack of jaw-pots, but, by ...
— Punch, Or the London Charivari, Volume 103, July 16, 1892 • Various

... Associated Words: nasal, rhinal, rhinology, rhinoplasty, coryza, aquiline, simous, retrousse, pug, snuff, snuffle, vomer, nostril, nasalize, nasalization, nasiform, polypus, vibrissa, grogblossom, rosedrop, snivel, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... before, how bad he is, and what a coward he is, because, when a man has tried to gain things that he knows are not his by ways that he knows are not right, he ought to take all the consequences, if he fails, like a man, and not snivel and say that a woman made him do it. But the witch says that there is a chance yet for them to be revenged, for, if only the Knight of the Swan can be made to tell who he is, he will have to go away as he came and be lost, and she believes she can find some way to tempt his bride to ask ...
— The Wagner Story Book • Henry Frost



Words linked to "Snivel" :   respiration, verbalise, weep, talk, verbalize, speak, weeping, mouth, grizzle, inhale, sniveller, utter, breathing, yammer, yawp, blub



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