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Brave New World
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  • He passed his hand across his eyes, he sighed, his voice became plaintive.
  • The words awoke a plaintive echo in Bernard’s mind.
  • There was an almost plaintive note in his anger.
  • You’re more like what you were at Malpais," he said, when Bernard had told him his plaintive story.

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  • She asked in a plaintive voice.
  • "I don’t want no trouble," he said plaintively.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men

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