Her aunt's voice lost something of its plaintiveness in talking with her.
I never heard but one single Chinese who could be said to sing with feeling or plaintiveness.
The vacant chair across the little table added to the plaintiveness.
She looked up at Sibylla with a plaintiveness coloured by malice.
A touch of plaintiveness and even of protest had come into Mrs. Chadwicks voice.
The merit of this bird's strain is in its freedom from all plaintiveness.
I might say that he was scolding at me, if it were not for the plaintiveness of the noise he was making.
In its plaintiveness there was the atmosphere of solitary places.
Thus, with a mixture of plaintiveness and malice, he scolded me.
Indeed, his song is very strong for so small a bird and unites in a remarkable degree brilliancy and plaintiveness.