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plaintive
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • ’Over, Mr Johnson!’ repeated a female voice behind him, in a kind of plaintive surprise.
  • ’The attention,’ said Mr Kenwigs, looking around with a plaintive air, ’the attention that I’ve shown to that man!

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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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