Plaintive sentence example

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  • From the tents came now loud angry cries and now plaintive groans.
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  • The sad news of their grandmother's death left the room full of plaintive cries.
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  • Her plaintive words showed the sorrow and remore that Rachel felt.
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  • And the bit with the carol singers is very plaintive.
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  • The plaintive moan of reproach was drowned by the threatening and angry roar of the crowd.
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  • The puppy let out a plaintive whimper when the girl stepped on its foot.
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  • That night was pretty bad, no sleep from three o'clock, therefore somewhat plaintive in the morning.
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  • Volume and diction are very important - my plaintive cry of ' I can't hear you!
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  • In this way, although the ancient ballads are not forgotten, new words are also fitted to the plaintive folk-tunes (fados) which every farm-hand knows and sings, accompanied sometimes by a rude clarinet or bagpipes, but more frequently by the so-called Portuguese guitar - an instrument which resembles a mandolin rather than the guitars of Italy and Spain.
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  • The Collins solo project, plaintive and bouncy in equal measure, hit the pop mainstream like a train.
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  • A plaintive, piping trill with the rather mournful qualities of a diver echoed across the still water.
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  • In times of drought the Guanches drove their flocks to consecrated grounds, where the lambs were separated from their mothers in the belief that their plaintive bleatings would melt the heart of the Great Spirit.
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  • Posted 2 years ago on April 25 2005 An update on the boiler... Its noises have become much more plaintive of late.
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  • The music, vocal and instrumental, is generally of little compass, and in the minor key; it is therefore plaintive, and strikes a European ear as somewhat monotonous, though often possessing a simple beauty, and the charm of antiquity, for there is little doubt that the favorite airs have been handed down from remote ages.
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  • Her plaintive begging was not sufficient to get the little girl out of the punishment.
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