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plaintive
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  • Mrs. Rouncewell is fond of her son but has a plaintive feeling towards him, much as if he were a very honourable soldier who had gone over to the enemy.
  • Thinks it was the plaintive’s air in which that report originatinin.
  • Never however see the plaintive take a pick-axe or any other wepping far from it.
  • "It was a great change from Captain Swosser to Professor Dingo," she resumed with a plaintive smile.
  • Has seen the plaintive wexed and worrited by the children (for children they will ever be and you cannot expect them specially if of playful dispositions to be Methoozellers which you was not yourself).
  • See the plaintive often and considered as his air was feariocious and not to be allowed to go about some children being timid (and if doubted hoping Mrs. Perkins may be brought forard for she is here and will do credit to her husband and herself and family).
  • Mr. Snagsby, having said this in a very plaintive manner, throws in a cough of general application to fill up all the blanks.
  • She was not pretty and looked weak and poor, but she had a plaintive and a good face, though it was still a little wild.
  • Mrs. Piper lives in the court (which her husband is a cabinet-maker), and it has long been well beknown among the neighbours (counting from the day next but one before the half-baptizing of Alexander James Piper aged eighteen months and four days old on accounts of not being expected to live such was the sufferings gentlemen of that child in his gums) as the plaintive—so Mrs. Piper insists on calling the deceased—was reported to have sold himself.

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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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