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Word: snivel

Definition: complain or whine tearfully; run at the nose; snuffle; Ex. Don't come back sniveling to me.


Sentences Containing 'snivel'

I am always annoyed with phlegm, but to-day I seem to snivel more than usual.
It is not worth the while to snivel about it.
So for coitus, it is but the attrition of an ordinary base entrail, and the excretion of a little vile snivel, with a certain kind of convulsion: according to Hippocrates his opinion.
That which but the other day when he was conceived was vile snivel; and within few days shall be either an embalmed carcass, or mere ashes.

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