To better see all uses of the word
plaintive
in
Crime and Punishment
please enable javascript.

plaintive
Used In
Crime and Punishment
Go to Book Vocabulary
Go to Word Detail
  • A fly flew up suddenly and struck the window pane with a plaintive buzz.
  • Of course!" said Sonia with plaintive emphasis, and she clasped her hands in distress.
  • Because we were alone, utterly alone," she said plaintively and stopped short, suddenly, recollecting it was still somewhat dangerous to speak of Pyotr Petrovitch, although "we are quite happy again."

  • There are no more uses of "plaintive" in the book.


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

  • Go to more samples
Go to Book Vocabulary
verbalworkout.com . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading