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snively

[sniv-uh-lee]
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  1. characterized by or given to sniveling.
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Also especially British, sniv·el·ly.

Origin of snively

First recorded in 1570–80; snivel + -y1
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Examples from the Web for snively

Historical Examples

  • Mistress Snively was said to be close and stingy, and always unfriendly to the slave.

    The Underground Railroad

    William Still

  • Snively told him we warn't aimin' ter wipe it out, but only ter get th' greasers with it.

    Bring Me His Ears

    Clarence E. Mulford

  • Messrs. Birch, Snively and Hicks would not recognize the valley if they could come back one hundred years later.

    The Pinos Altos Story

    Dorothy Watson

  • When Katherine entered the class Miss Snively took immediate exception to her voice.