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plaintive
used in Lonesome Dove

2 uses
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Definition
expressing sadness or pleading
  • "Who do I do?" he asked plaintively.
    Chapters 85-86 (80% in)
  • "Why, Captain, I don't want to leave," he said plaintively.
    Chapters 99-100 (69% in)

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