Will he whine to the U.N. secretary-general that Iranian madman Ahmadinejad went over the time limit?
Conservative pundits like to whine from time to time about how blacks “reflexively” or “unthinkingly” pull the Democratic lever.
If Obama persuaded Assad to step down and move to Siberia, the critics would still find something to whine about.
Republicans whine about partisanship—while stiff-arming Obama and sitting on their hands.
They whine that the movie is just a parade of liberals mocking conservatives.
He heard the faithful creature moan and whine round him and lie down by his side.
And since he could not sing, and would not whine, silence alone was left him.
The silence was broken by the zip-zip of rifles, the roar of guns, and the whine of shells as they flew towards our lines.
There issues the whine of distress, beside the glittering carriage-wheels.
A hum and a whine and then a shrill whistle which went up in pitch until it wasn't anything at all.
Old English hwinan "to whiz or whistle through the air" (only of arrows), also hwinsian "to whine" (of dogs), ultimately of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse hvina "to whiz," German wiehern "to neigh"). Meaning "to complain in a feeble way" is first recorded 1520s. Related: Whined; whining.
1630s, from whine (v.).