plaintive

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Related to plaintively: menacingly, ominously
References in classic literature ?
Me savve," Lerumie, plaintively replied; and the episode was closed.
Well, now, Sarah, this is business, you see," he argued plaintively.
Rawdon plaintively, and she rubbed her cheek with her handkerchief as if to show there was no rouge at all, only genuine blushes and modesty in her case.
Old Laska, who had not yet fully digested her delight at his return, and had run out into the yard to bark, came back wagging her tail, and crept up to him, bringing in the scent of fresh air, put her head under his hand, and whined plaintively, asking to be stroked.
Will you tell me," she asked almost plaintively, "what on earth Mr.
And my charming young goddaughter,' said Mr Wrayburn plaintively, 'down in Hertfordshire--'
When every encounter's a calculated, Photoshopped performance; when "friends" are anonymous strangers prized for quantity, not quality; when parties consist of guests seeking other, better parties online; when family meals and dinner dates are silent but for the sounds of fingers on phones; when Siri is thought to have a soul; when real-life partners are discarded because countless potentially more attractive ones await online--that's when we cease being "human to each other," Turkle warns plaintively, with the urgency of the oracle at Delphi.
Do I have to (fight him)" he asks plaintively when Little John strides into view, "he looks proper solid.
Aging cats become vocal as they become confused and disorientated, plaintively crying for no obvious reason.
Their solos and duets are charming, as McClure sings "I Love Betsy'' and later, O'Malley plaintively sings "Waiting for You.
WINNOW A Separate from chaff by wind B Cry plaintively C Weave in and out who am I?
FOR REFUSING TO USE A BRA, and a Bukowski-esque dude who plaintively asks, will' SHOULD I SHAVE WHEN THE WORLD IS LIKELY TO GET BLOWN UP ANY MINUTE?