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plaintive
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The Aeneid
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  • At first the silent venom slid with ease, And seiz’d her cooler senses by degrees; Then, ere th’ infected mass was fir’d too far, In plaintive accents she began the war, And thus bespoke her husband: "Shall," she said, "A wand’ring prince enjoy Lavinia’s bed?

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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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