(v. i.) To cry with a low, whining, broken voice; to whine; to complain; as, a child whimpers.
(v. t.) To utter in alow, whining tone.
(n.) A low, whining, broken cry; a low, whining sound, expressive of complaint or grief.
(1) He went with a bang not a whimper: two of his last contributions to the New Republic were a trenchant critique of the history of the six-day war by Michael Oren, now Israeli ambassador to Washington, and an evisceration of Koba the Dread, Martin Amis's purported book on Stalin.
(2) The snowman's quest is accompanied by a fey, irritating cover version of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's The Power of Love , in which Holly Johnson is replaced by a breathy chanteuse whimpering at the piano like a dog that needs taking for a walk.
(3) On day four you ask for the salad as a main and then, when they refuse, order the duck again with a whimper.
(4) If they had come out fighting, we could have fought back; coming out crawling, whimpering at their own inadequacy, all we can do is accept that they've done their best.
(5) The catch-22 in this ambition, however, was that nothing serious was likely to go wrong so long as wets such as Walker, James Prior, Francis Pym and Ian Gilmour confined their opposition to her "revolution" to an occasional whimper of dissent.
(6) The systematic hacking of social security from this country's most vulnerable has been done with barely a whimper of remorse from the most powerful.
(7) Elsewhere, the corpses are swapped for tragedy and the Muttley chuckles turn to whimpers.
(8) "Ah just want to sort out the funeral," she blubbed at the preternaturally patient Chesney, overbite quivering like a hovercraft as the prospect of another 15 years of storylines involving the widow whimpering in her HMP Plot Device netball bib lumbered horrifyingly into view.
(9) A young title called Bang, from the makers of Classic Rock, closed without a whimper.
(10) He was rarely seen on the touchline as Fulham slipped towards their inevitable conclusion with barely a whimper.
(11) Homeless and dying, she roams the neighbourhood, whimpering and laughing.
(12) She was later to tell police that it was a cold morning and the "abnormally thin" child was whimpering.
(13) You'll be too busy whimpering and chewing on your fist.
(14) This cycle is broken when a Looper called Joe (played by Brick star Joseph Gordon-Levitt) comes face-to-face with a target who won't just kneel there, whimper and die – himself.
(15) Though this is not good news, the euro may then actually end: not with a bang, but a whimper.
(16) At half-time against Newcastle he implored the players not to end their outstanding season "with a whimper".
(17) All of this has been done without even a whimper from the Liberal Democrats, who have lost any remaining vestige of credibility on civil liberties.
(18) The annoying thing about political storms like this is that real people are affected, meaning that you can't have too much sport without pausing to remember the whimpering unfortunates who have been on hold to HMPO, assured sincerely and repeatedly of the importance of their call, since last Tuesday.
(19) Finally, horribly, whimperingly, his victim said: "I don't know."
(20) The results suggested that repetitive hand and finger movements, stereotypic manipulation of objects, and making a face(s) mainly occur within arousal situations whereas eye poking, whimpering, and sucking thumbs or fingers especially are linked to monotony.
(v. i.) To speak softly, or under the breath, so as to be heard only by one near at hand; to utter words without sonant breath; to talk without that vibration in the larynx which gives sonorous, or vocal, sound. See Whisper, n.
(n.) To make a low, sibilant sound or noise.
(n.) To speak with suspicion, or timorous caution; to converse in whispers, as in secret plotting.
(v. t.) To utter in a low and nonvocal tone; to say under the breath; hence, to mention privately and confidentially, or in a whisper.
(v. t.) To address in a whisper, or low voice.
(v. t.) To prompt secretly or cautiously; to inform privately.
(n.) A low, soft, sibilant voice or utterance, which can be heard only by those near at hand; voice or utterance that employs only breath sound without tone, friction against the edges of the vocal cords and arytenoid cartilages taking the place of the vibration of the cords that produces tone; sometimes, in a limited sense, the sound produced by such friction as distinguished from breath sound made by friction against parts of the mouth. See Voice, n., 2, and Guide to Pronunciation, // 5, 153, 154.
(n.) A cautious or timorous speech.
(n.) Something communicated in secret or by whispering; a suggestion or insinuation.
(n.) A low, sibilant sound.
(1) No changes for either side, but Zinedine Zidane has been whispering into Cristiano Ronaldo's ear as he retakes the pitch.
(2) This group includes patients with adductor involvement (phonatory dystonia, recurrent laryngeal nerve section failure, respiratory dystonia) and those with abductor involvement (whispering dystonia).
(3) Wide-eyed, tentative and much given to confidences – her voice falls to an eager whisper when she's really dishing – she seems far younger than her years.
(4) Owing to ill health that she'd rather remained a private matter, Yaqoob stepped down as a Birmingham councillor last year, but there are now whispers about her possible arrival in the House of Commons.
(5) Just a whisper between us, its about time some of the old guard got a hoot under their perch.
(6) Read more Like everyone on the Tour, Sharapova will have heard locker-room whispers of skulduggery, real or imagined.
(7) He survived, and The Horse Whisperer became the stuff of literary legend, one of the bestselling books of all time and a Hollywood movie starring Robert Redford.
(8) Yet the whole thing was sly and subversive, for it whispered, see, see what you have been missing.
(9) They whisper encouragement to each other, to gee themselves up.
(10) The only sound was the breeze whispering to the grass: splendour in solitude.
(11) "He must go for the sake of Libya," is a view expressed in whispers.
(12) He shook his head from side to side, whispering or humming the same three-note tune.
(13) And, whisper it, but I don’t even think his ideas are that radical!” Obviously the huge battleground, despite all these gains and every fresh poll, is middle England.
(14) A month or so ago a whispering campaign, which at one point appeared to emanate from senior figures in Downing Street, suggested that Crosby had placed the usually sunny David Cameron into a straitjacket emblazoned with the words “long-term economic plan”, which he found frustrating.
(15) After months of whisperings, the Post confirmed the news in a tweet Tuesday morning .
(16) Or, whisper it, even spent on new artists who could attract an audience back to music, an audience bored by the quick return, integrity-free pop designed to separate pre-teens from their pocket money.
(17) Like Jay and Hill, they have taken conventional wisdom and whispered a quick apology in its left ear before hitting it hard where it hurts.
(18) And it is whispered that Farah’s wife Tania plays a increasingly dominant role in guiding her husband’s career too.
(19) I half expected it to end with the Houser brothers dressed as Papa Lazarou from League of Gentlemen staring into the camera and whispering seductively, "you all live in Los Santos now".
(20) And then he hands over to Marc Bolland ( "well done, well done" someone whispers as Swannell takes his seat ).