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plaintive
used in A Raisin in the Sun

3 uses
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Definition
expressing sadness — sometimes with a plea for help
  • (Plaintively) Walter Lee—why don't we just try to talk about it ....
    2.1 — Act 2, Scene 1 (56% in)
  • (Almost plaintively) Why you always trying to give me something to eat?
    2.1 — Act 2, Scene 1 (62% in)
  • BENEATHA (Plaintively) Mama ....
    2.3 — Act 2, Scene 3 (**% in)

There are no more uses of "plaintive" in A Raisin in the Sun.

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