Definition of 'whimper'
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It has been a most unpredictable year and it ends not with a whimper but a bang. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But that has now been abandoned without a whimper of protest from ministers. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It was a woman scarcely conscious and whimpering softly as they fastened the rope around her. BomberThis is not the time to circle the wagons and whimper and cry. Christianity Today (2000)You can almost hear the roads whimper. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Rescuers heard whimpering from the tree and saved her. The Sun (2013)Did you hear a whimper from the unions on behalf of commuters? The Sun (2008)Expect not a bang but a whimper from his department. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Instead he's seen whimpering and crying. The Sun (2010)Stonehenge seems to have fizzled out, more with a whimper than a bang. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)For this is how the world bends, with neither a bang nor a whimper. THE EARTH: An Intimate History (2004)After the big bang, the whimper. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Within 15 minutes he was whimpering in pain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Two years on, that row is likely to end with more of a whimper than a bang. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I hear a whimpering sound from upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The end of the world will come not with a bang or a whimper, but with a tweet. The Sun (2012)As far as he is concerned, this budget can end with either a big bang or a whimper. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Dispatches opened with footage of a young man curled up by his front door, whimpering in pain and despair. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She was whimpering in pain. The Sun (2015)Today, you can hear a dog whimpering 50 yards away. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In the end, the Lisbon summit concluded less with a bang than a whimper. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Hearing about the productivity of other writers makes me whimper; and visiting other people's homes make me want to destroy my own in an arson attack. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'whimper'
British English: whimper VERB
If someone whimpers, they make quiet unhappy or frightened sounds, as if they are about to start crying.
She lay at the bottom of the stairs, whimpering in pain.
Definition of whimper from the Collins English Dictionary
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