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Whine


WHINE, verb transitive [Latin] TO express murmurs by a plaintive cry; to moan with a puerile noise; to murmur meanly.

They came--with a whining accent craving liberty.

Then, if we whine look pale--

WHINE, noun A plaintive tone; the nasal puerile tone of mean complaint; mean or affected complaint.