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plaintive
used in The Devils Arithmetic

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Definition
expressing sadness — sometimes with a plea for help
  • She meant it for his ears alone but Hannah was close enough to him to hear every plaintive syllable.
    Chapter 9 (15% in)
plaintive = sorrowful or pleading
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