plaintive


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expressing sorrow

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The woman was commencing a low and plaintive howl at the sad and shameful spectacle, when the chief put forth his hand and gently pushed her aside.
The squaw gave a loud and plaintive yell, dashed the torch to the earth, and buried everything in darkness.
The first half of that space of her life was only just accomplished, when her pitiful and plaintive look saw her father a widower.
There was a plaintive little mew--a long quiver--and Paddy's friendly soul had fared forth to wherever it is that good cats go.
When Anna came in in her hat and cape, and her lovely hand rapidly swinging her parasol, and stood beside him, it was with a feeling of relief that Vronsky broke away from the plaintive eyes of Golenishtchev which fastened persistently upon him, and with a fresh rush of love looked at his charming companion, full of life and happiness.
Is it to be read as the assertive "No Home-Movie" or the plaintive "No-Home Movie"?
All I did, in humorous vein, albeit salted with a dash of irony, was to point out the difference between plaintive and plaintiff/plaintive (sic) in his response to my comment piece.
From beneath an inky starlit sky At last, just nigh was the night, And from under the stars with a plaintive cry The scarlet bird flew out of sight.
New single Home Again is typical of the stripped-back, plaintive feel, although my favourite track is the more lively Ballad of Blind Tom.
Not that we've solved every problem that's come our way - there's only so much you can do when faced with a multi-million pound Scrooge-like organisation whose attitude to a plaintive plea from a small charity is "Bah humbug".
It's believed a passing policeman heard her plaintive bleats near Glan y Borth holiday chalets, south of the famous bridge, and raised the alarm at 5.
Early returning migrants, killdeer can be heard high overhead in spring, calling out their name with their plaintive cries.
The Dickens-inspired show is packed with hummable hits, from the grubby-faced orphans' Food, Glorious Food and Consider Yourself to Nancy's plaintive As Long As He Needs Me.
All right, it's been a while since they technically qualified as lads, but old friends Mac McHale and Emery Hutchins promise a Celtic-inspired evening of plaintive ballads, foot-stomping shout tunes, soaring mandolin solos, gospel sing-a-longs, traditional Irish tunes and story telling April 14 at the Grass Roots Coffeehouse in Northbridge.
Matt Cardle Amazing IF Coldplay or Snow Patrol released this plaintive ballad, it would get the thumbs up but Matt is feeling the curse of the X Factor male and needs to pull out something better than earnest rock if he's to stay signed.