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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MEWLING

Not that bib,—that mewling piece, With th' milk still in her mouth!

It was the thought of ending my days as a drooling, mewling infant—or worse!

Hughie is not a mewling baby to be frightened, with a warning before him!

Alan danced around the cave, hand clamped between his thighs, mewling.

Just as he dealt the first stroke a low, mewling cry caused him to look up.

He was no child at his mother's knee, he was no mewling kitten—he was a Security Officer and this was subversion.

Something flopping on the rocks gave a mewling cry and somersaulted back into the water.

A mewling and puking infant under these conditions is a nuisance and must be brought up elsewhere.

And what she felt when she heard the child's feeble cries, that mewling, that first effort of a human voice!

A low, mewling sound quavered from the man's lips, and he collapsed like an empty bag.

WORD ORIGIN

"to cry feebly," c.1600, imitative. Related: Mewled; mewling.

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