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Word: whine

Definition: complain (in a sad voice); make a high sad sound (as in pain or supplication)


Sentences Containing 'whine'

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.
Like many of its stablemates, the CB-1 has straight gear-driven dual camshafts with self-silencing gears to reduce whine.
Other places, whose actual coordinates are unknown and obscure, but which clearly are far away, are "Hornantuutti" (chute of Hell), "Huitsin-Nevada", "Vinku-Intia" (Whine-India) and "Hevonkuusi" ("Horse's Spruce" cf.
So, in "The machine answered the question with a low whine" the agent of "answer" does not satisfy that verb's preference for a human answerer—which would cause it to be deemed ill-formed by Fodor and Katz—but is accepted as sub-optimal or metaphorical, and now, of course, conventional. The function of the algorithm is not to determine well-formedness at all but to make the optimal selection of word-senses to participate in the overall interpretation.

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