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plaintive
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
expressing sadness or pleading
  • 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.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (1% in)
  • Her ears had been open to what he was saying, and when he began to sing, she understood the plaintive passion of the music.
    6.7 -- Book 6 Chapter 7 -- Philip Re-enters (63% in)

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