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  • ’What correspondence?’ asked the chaplain plaintively in rising exasperation.
  • ’I’m cold,’ Snowden whimpered feebly over the intercom system then in a bleat of plaintive agony.
  • Dunbar asked plaintively from the floor, wincing at the vibrating pains in his temples that his voice set up.
  • ’But I did get to speak to him,’ the chaplain argued in a plaintive tone of self-justification.
  • ’I’m right here, Sergeant Knight,’ Doc Daneeka told him plaintively.
  • ’It’s starting to hurt me,’ Snowden cried out suddenly with a plaintive, urgent wince.

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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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