v. utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; moan with a childish noise; complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress,
Every evening my two cats whine at the door, asking to be let out.
Sentence in Classic:
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 Context
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 Context
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 Context
As bats fly squealing in the hollow of some great cave, when one of them has fallen out of the cluster in which they hang, even so did the ghosts whine and squeal as Mercury the healer of sorrow led them down into the dark abode of death.
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 Context
More restless than he was, he crawls out of his house, and looks at me, and wanders to the door, and whines to go upstairs.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context