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plaintive
used in The Age of Innocence

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Definition
expressing sadness — sometimes with a plea for help
  • The idea that he could ever, in his senses, have dreamed of marrying the Countess Olenska had become almost unthinkable, and she remained in his memory simply as the most plaintive and poignant of a line of ghosts.
    Chapter 21 (24% in)

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