plaintive


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expressing sorrow

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Their plaintive and terrific cry, which was intended to represent equally the wailings of the dead and the triumph to the victors, had entirely ceased.
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.
As Michael started out of the room on the end of a rope, a plaintive call of reminder came from the window-sill, where perched a tiny, snow-white cockatoo.
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.
Merseyside-born Eleanor Worthington Cox gives a wonderfully plaintive performance in the title role.
Taped inside the silver car, the plaintive plea read: "You have broken into my car five times now.
"I CAN'T believe it - no butter!" That could be the plaintive cry echoing around the supermarket chiller cabinets of Britain at Christmas.
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.
Is it to be read as the assertive "No Home-Movie" or the plaintive "No-Home Movie"?
New single Home Again is typical of the stripped-back, plaintive feel, although my favourite track is the more lively Ballad of Blind Tom.
Chorus: The steeltown blues are calling wherever I may roam the steeltown blues are calling calling me back home to hear the curlew's plaintive cry among your hills and crags and watch the skylark whirling high to perform his zigs and zags.
But the plaintive cries of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) that rules forcing broadcasters to publish political ad contracts online would cost them millions of dollars fell on deaf ears in the D.C.