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plaintive
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Ethan Frome
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  • The snow had ceased, and a flash of watery sunlight exposed the house on the slope above us in all its plaintive ugliness.
  • "I wouldn’t ever have it said that I stood in the way of a poor girl like Mattie marrying a smart fellow like Denis Eady," Zeena answered in a tone of plaintive self-effacement.
  • As if expecting a protest, she continued plaintively; "If you’re too busy with the hauling I presume you can let Jotham Powell drive me over with the sorrel in time to ketch the train at the Flats."

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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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