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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Whine v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whined p. pr. & vb. n. Whining.]  To utter a plaintive cry, as some animals; to moan with a childish noise; to complain, or to tell of sorrow, distress, or the like, in a plaintive, nasal tone; hence, to complain or to beg in a mean, unmanly way; to moan basely.  Whining plovers.”
    The hounds were . . . staying their coming, but with a whining accent, craving liberty.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    Dost thou come here to whine?   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 whining
      adj 1: long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
      2: habitually complaining; "a whining child" [syn: fretful, querulous,
          whiney, whining(a), whiny]