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  • Chapter VIII Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side "Suppose sister Glegg should call her money in; it ’ud be very awkward for you to have to raise five hundred pounds now," said Mrs. Tulliver to her husband that evening, as she took a plaintive review of the day.
  • Her ears had been open to what he was saying, and when he began to sing, she understood the plaintive passion of the music.

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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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