Brent sank weakly into his chair and began to whimper: "I'm as good a man as I ever was," he sniveled.
"Honestly, I didn't think it would kill anything but ragweed," Henry sniveled miserably.
If he exists, he has assumed a less offensive form than when he ate muffins and sniveled inanity in Mrs. Snagsby's back room.
She may have sniveled a good deal, but she was capable of loving some one else better than herself.
I was so pleased I cried, and all the way over to the shelter-house I sniveled and danced with joy at the same time.
It was a bitter cry, and Aunt 'Mira sniveled as she stood over the dish-pan.
Part of the time I sniveled and part of the time Allie sniveled, and once or twice we were all three all balled up in our throats.
He was all sorrow, and sniveled and blubbered and wept hot, blinding tears through the dark, leathery fingers of his hands.
I remember I sniveled a little at being taken at my word, but it served me right for saying one thing when I meant another.
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.).