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Through the Looking-Glass
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plaintive
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Through the Looking-Glass
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  • ...whenever she looked hard at any shelf, to make out exactly what it had on it, that particular shelf was always quite empty: though the others round it were crowded as full as they could hold.

    ’Things flow about so here!’ she said at last in a plaintive tone,

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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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