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plaintive
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Crime and Punishment
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  • 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."

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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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