At the sight of them the lodge brother, the sniveling one who had followed me home in the snow, set up a veritable caterwauling.
Come, come; don't go to sniveling; be a good girl, and mind the main chance.
From sobbing, Miss Winthrop dwindled to sniveling, and there she stopped.
And that sniveling boy will give me no more of his infernal lip!
I grabbed the sniveling little Ollie and held him between us with my hands around his neck.
It might do for some sniveling sycophant of learning and money, but he was going forth to—what?
He is only a peasant's sniveling cub, a mountaineer's orphan brat!
And when you speak of sniveling Puritans, speak of them that do snivel.
I have quite got over my old fancy for you, and your sniveling cannot warm over the old coals.
Her ratlike little face—soft voice like a purring, sniveling cat!
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.).