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How to use plaint in a sentence

He could not help but voice that plaint, as he had so many times before during that foggy, nightmare journey.
STAR BORNANDRE NORTON
There was no anger, however, in her voice, and not even a harsh plaint; only a detached accepted disenchantment.
THE AWKWARD AGEHENRY JAMES
Slight as had been the light it provoked remonstrances and down the deck the plaint of a woman was heard.
THE WASTED GENERATIONOWEN JOHNSON
The Blue Bird heard this and did not lose a word, but waited to see who the lady was who had such a sorry plaint.
EDMUND DULACS FAIRY-BOOKEDMUND DULAC
At times it resembled the mournful plaint of the lonely dove, and then died away like the last notes of the expiring swan.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
Marjorie was already half way through the door, regardless of Jerrys plaint.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
The poor woman had begun her plaint in a manner that was not altogether devoid of a discreet eloquence.
ORLEY FARMANTHONY TROLLOPE
This heartfelt plaint of Dirrik's was received with loud applause by the rest of the school.
DRY FISH AND WETANTHON BERNHARD ELIAS NILSEN
But is there any substance in the plaint that nobody now buys books, meaning thereby second-hand books?
OBITER DICTAAUGUSTINE BIRRELL
Another half hour elapsed, and except the monotonous plaint of the screw, no sound was to be heard.
STAND BY THE UNIONOLIVER OPTIC
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WORDS RELATED TO PLAINT

  • complainings
  • dirges
  • elegies
  • grievings
  • jeremiads
  • keenings
  • keens
  • laments
  • moanings
  • moans
  • mournings
  • plaints
  • requiems
  • sobbings
  • sobs
  • sorrows
  • tears
  • threnodies
  • ululations
  • wailings
  • wails
  • weepings
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