This done, Mr. snivel draws from his pocket a copy of the forged papers, which are examined, and approved by every one present.
When the blows fell, he held his breath, but he did not snivel.
Why, I would maroon any of my crew who would cry and grovel and snivel when tied up for his three dozen.
When the blows fell, he held his breath, but did not snivel.
Mr. snivel points George to a table, at which he is soon seated.
I am so glad—But (Mr. snivel interrupts himself) never mind that!
Mr. snivel concludes hurriedly, and departs into the street, as our scene changes.
Mr. snivel perceives her agitation, and begs she will remain calm.
Mr. snivel will call this, the sublime quality of our chivalry.
Mr. snivel frets his fingers through his beard, and bows with an easy grace.
Old English *snyflan "to run at the nose" (cf. snyflung "running of the nose"), related to snofl "nasal mucus;" see snout. Meaning "to be in an (affected) tearful state" is from 1680s. Related: Snivelled; snivelling. As a noun from 14c. Melville coined snivelization (1849). Middle English had contemptuous term snivelard (n.).