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Yet the thought of her had persisted as a plaintive undertone through all the days after.

Burke inquired in desperation before the plaintive outburst.

It is bitter in Baudelaire, sweet and plaintive in Lamartine, mystic in Verlaine.

Yet he managed to utter a plaintive thought, showing at least that he realised his position.

She clasped her hands, suddenly carrying her urgency to plaintive entreaty.

Whereupon the plaintive voice of Cousin Egbert arose to me, "Just below my legs."

"It is you, Caron," he murmured in that plaintive voice of his.

"I 'm not asleep, Fritz," said a weak, plaintive voice from the bed.

He became conscious of a plaintive sound in the wind, and froze to listen.

And what sinking of the heart At the plaintive note that came!

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