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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
 v.  utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; moan with a childish noise; complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress,
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  "The doctor don't want I should be left without anybody to do for me," she said in her flat whine.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  In the Greek candy-store was the whine of a peanut-roaster, and the oily smell of nuts.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
3  She energetically did not whine to Kennicott.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
4  Only an insane contortion of spelling could portray his lyric whine, his mangled consonants.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
5  No, no; Frederick is not a man to whine and complain; he has too much spirit for that.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
6  From outside came the occasional cry of a night-bird, and once at our very window a long drawn catlike whine, which told us that the cheetah was indeed at liberty.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
7  Three doors faced up upon the second floor, and it was from the central of these that the sinister sounds were issuing, sinking sometimes into a dull mumble and rising again into a shrill whine.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
8  The dog sniffed round for an instant, and then with a shrill whine of excitement started off down the street, tugging at his leash in his efforts to go faster.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
9  It was another cry, but not quite like the one she had heard last night; it was only a short one, a fretful childish whine muffled by passing through walls.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
10  Pilot pricked up his ears when I came in: then he jumped up with a yelp and a whine, and bounded towards me: he almost knocked the tray from my hands.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
11  It is well that you come here to whine over the desolation that you have made.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
12  The scalding water burst forth from his eyes and, burning with shame and agony and fear, he drew back his shaking arm in terror and burst out into a whine of pain.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 1
13  Occasionally the whistle of a huntsman, the snort of a horse, the crack of a whip, or the whine of a straggling hound could be heard.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IV
14  It was neither whining nor reproachful, but drily resolute.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
15  Old Slattery, who clung persistently to his few acres, in spite of repeated offers from Gerald and John Wilkes, was shiftless and whining.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence:
1  Every evening my two cats whine at the door, asking to be let out.
2  Leon's dog was sitting by the door whining, so I thought I'd better take it for a walk.
3  Sentimental children forever whining about how bitterly unfair your lives have been.
4  Oh Charlotte, please stop whining.
5  The sergeant was whining about how hard he had been forced to work recently.