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whis·tle

(wis'ĕl),
1. A sound made by forcing air through a narrow opening such as pursed lips.
2. An instrument for producing a whistle.
[A.S. hwistle]

whistle

(hwĭs′ĕl)
1. A sound produced by pursing one's lips and blowing.
2. A tubular device driven by wind that produces a loud and usually shrill sound.
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I often read about what to do if you want to blow the whistle, but it all sounds rather unrealistic to me.
In addition, Liyanarachchi and Newdick (2009) argued that moral courage and moral reasoning are two of the most important factors to understand one's propensity to blow the whistle, and they examined the effect of students' level of moral reasoning, on their intention to whistle blow.
When it doesn't, "blow the whistle," softly at first, then louder--until change happens.
Knowing the implications can bring their moral identity and emotions to the forefront, making them more likely to blow the whistle," Aguilera said.
Furthermore, based on additional research about attribution theory, we believe that anger will play an important role in motivating decisions to blow the whistle. Attribution theory holds that, in addition to the influence of the cognitions just discussed, anger can serve as a strong influence on decisions (Weiner, 1995, 2006).
Our study attempts to identify whether perceived corporate ethical climate is a significant factor in the decision for an accounting professional to blow the whistle. Therefore, we propose hypothesis H5:
Mr Smart said: "Despite plenty of evidence to show that whistleblowers are one of the best ways to identify and stop fraud, many employees in Europe fear reprisals, even loss of employment, if they do blow the whistle."
I don't want to blow the whistle on a workmate but I don't agree with what he's doing no matter how hurt he is.
But the stranger threatens to blow the whistle unless Deirdre uses her influence to push through a dodgy planning application.
Where the hell has he been for the last thirty years and why has he waited until now to blow the whistle?
The flight-line coordinator and I immediately yelled out to the tail walker to blow the whistle and stop the move, but the noise from some nearby flight line reconstruction, coupled with the turning aircraft, prevented the PC from hearing the whistle.