whimperer


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whim·per

 (wĭm′pər, hwĭm′-)
v. whim·pered, whim·per·ing, whim·pers
v.intr.
1. To cry or sob with soft intermittent sounds; whine.
2. To complain.
v.tr.
To utter in a whimper.
n.
A low, broken, sobbing sound; a whine.

[Probably imitative.]

whim′per·er n.
whim′per·ing·ly adv.
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Flatterers are they, and whimperers, and nothing more.
The sinew and heart of man seem to be drawn out, and we are become timorous, desponding whimperers. We are afraid of truth, afraid of fortune, afraid of death and afraid of each other.
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