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plaintive
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

3 uses
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Definition
expressing sadness — sometimes with a plea for help
  • He lifted one arm toward Louie, a plaintive expression on his face.
    p. 98.5
  • His only other solace was running, slogging through the sand around the Kahuku runway, thinking of the 1944 Olympics, trying to forget Harry Brooks's plaintive face.
    p. 112.6
  • He wrote a plaintive letter asking authorities to investigate him so his name could be cleared.
    p. 357.9

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