verb (used without object), sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing or (especially British) sniv·elled, sniv·el·ling.
verb (used with object), sniv·eled, sniv·el·ing or (especially British) sniv·elled, sniv·el·ling.
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Origin of snivel
OTHER WORDS FROM snivelsniv·el·er; especially British, sniv·el·ler, noun
Example sentences from the Web for snivel
Philip told Charles that Mountbatten was dead and it was no good “snivelling” about this fact.
Why not have kept him here among the rest, and made a sneaking, snivelling pickpocket of him at once?Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
I want none of your pity, rejoined Haywood; keep your snivelling till it be your own turn.
I know what you mean by bishops—rascals like yourself, Kidderminster bishops, factious, snivelling Presbyterians!'The Trial of Theodore Parker|Theodore Parker
Always poking his blessed 'humanity' ideas down a man's throat and snivelling over people's souls.The Riddle of the Mysterious Light|Mary E. Hanshew
I am afraid to go to the Hopes, for there he will follow me, and he is a snivelling, watering thing to make a fuss and spoil all."Persons Unknown"|Virginia Tracy