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 (wīn, hwīn)
v. whined, whin·ing, whines
1. To produce a sustained, high-pitched, plaintive sound, as in pain, fear, or complaint.
2. To complain or protest in a childish or annoying fashion: fans who are always whining about the poor officiating.
3. To produce a sustained noise of high pitch: jet engines whining.
To utter with a whine.
1. The act of whining: the dog's whine for food.
2. A whining sound: the whine of the dentist's drill.
3. A complaint uttered in a sustained, high-pitched tone: decided to ignore the children's whines.

[Middle English whinen, from Old English hwīnan, to make a whizzing sound.]

whin′er n.
whin′ing·ly adv.
whin′y, whin′ey adj.
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(wain) verb
1. to utter a complaining cry or a cry of suffering. The dog whines when it's left alone in the house.
2. to make a similar noise. I could hear the engine whine.
3. to complain unnecessarily. Stop whining about how difficult this job is!
such a noise. the whine of an engine.
ˈwhiningly adverb
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Merely a whiningly written complaint ending with the whiningly written question, ``What are they (our public officials) going to do about it?
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Her speech was punchy, she made our common mother tongue sound more manly than maternal, and it was strange how embarrassed or even envious I was of this bare-knuckled German which I had been denied by my own whiningly deceitful time.