Gave it up, as you did, without a whimper or even a whisper?
I might be a "Babe in the Wood," but he should not have the satisfaction of hearing me whimper.
"Your father is nothing but an ache and a stound to you, lass," Sim would say in a whimper.
Ralph would rather have heard him whimper and shuffle as he had done before.
Liza, frightened again, began once more to whimper ...