This done, Mr. snivel draws from his pocket a copy of the forged papers, which are examined, and approved by every one present.
It's too late to snivel over me now, and I'm well enough as I am.
Why, I would maroon any of my crew who would cry and grovel and snivel when tied up for his three dozen.
They are not going to chop your head off it appears; so you ought to be glad, and not snivel like that.
Mr. snivel points George to a table, at which he is soon seated.
When the blows fell, he held his breath, but he did not snivel.
Mr. snivel concludes hurriedly, and departs into the street, as our scene changes.
When the blows fell, he held his breath, but did not snivel.
Mr. snivel will call this, the sublime quality of our chivalry.
I am so glad—But (Mr. snivel interrupts himself) never mind that!
Old English *snyflan "to run at the nose" (cf. snyflung "running of the nose"), related to snofl "nasal mucus;" see snout. Meaning "to be in an (affected) tearful state" is from 1680s. Related: Snivelled; snivelling. As a noun from 14c. Melville coined snivelization (1849). Middle English had contemptuous term snivelard (n.).