Origin of whimper
OTHER WORDS FROM whimperwhim·per·er, nounwhim·per·ing·ly, adverbun·whim·per·ing, adjectiveun·whim·per·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use whimper in a sentence
Experts have long predicted that the pandemic will end with a whimper, not a bang.Why COVID-19 Might Be Here to Stay—And How We'll Learn to Live With It|Jamie Ducharme|August 12, 2021|Time
For instance, stars burn through their hydrogen fuel, puff up and eventually expel their gases into space, whether with a bang or a whimper.
Yet, rather than following the path laid out in its shadow docket decisions this term, Fulton ended instead with a whimper.3 winners and 3 losers from the just-completed Supreme Court term|Ian Millhiser|July 2, 2021|Vox
For much of its run, Game of Thrones was the biggest show on television, and then it went out with a whimper.How can we miss Game of Thrones if it never went away?|Emily VanDerWerff|April 16, 2021|Vox
Dems in disarrayThe 2020 election ended in a whimper yesterday evening, when Democrat Rita Hart suspended her challenge to the results in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.The Trailer: What happens when the majority doesn't rule?|David Weigel|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
Did the French monarchy end not with a bang—or a whimper—but a smile?
As ends of eras go, he recalls, it was mostly whimper and not much bang.How The Cold War Endgame Played Out In The Rubble Of The Berlin Wall|William O’Connor|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Democratic capitalism had won the Cold War not with a bang, but a whimper.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries|James A. Warren|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Kyushu, where the yakuza are deeply rooted, they are not leaving with a whimper, they are leaving with a bang.
Without a bang or a whimper, the Grand Bargain died this week.RIP: Obama’s Grand Bargain With the GOP on Entitlements|John Avlon|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He turned kind of white around the gills when he first felt the halter around his neck, and then braced up and not a whimper.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
By this time the bent figure sitting in the rocking-chair, near the coffin began to show signs of life and whimper a little.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
The whimper grew to a cry which Bud's rude rocking back and forth on the box before the fireplace could not still.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
Just look at those poor boys there—some of them are dying, almost, but they won't whimper.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
In the ominous silence the dog began to whimper in his sleep and his hind legs kicked convulsively.In Search of the Unknown|Robert W. Chambers