Definition of Plaintively

1. Adverb. In a plaintive manner. "The last note of the song rang out plaintively"

Partainyms: Plaintive



Definition of Plaintively

1. Adverb. In a plaintive manner. ¹

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Definition of Plaintively

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Plaintively

plainsmen
plainsong
plainsongs
plainspoken
plainspokenness
plainswoman
plainswomen
plaint
plaintext
plaintexts
plaintful
plaintiff
plaintiff in error
plaintiffs
plaintive
plaintively (current term)
plaintiveness
plaintivenesses
plaintless
plaints
plainwork
plaisance
plaisances
plaise
plaister
plaistered
plaistering
plaisters
plait
plaited

Literary usage of Plaintively

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1. The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women by Sara Teasdale (1917)
"How sharp you are when day and dark are blent, When beetles hurry by with vibrant wings, And plaintively and near the cricket sings. ..."

2. That Boy of Norcott's by Charles James Lever (1869)
"... and, drawing nigh the door, stood and whined plaintively. After a brief pause the door opened, the animal stole in, the door then closed with a bang, ..."

3. Passages from the Correspondence and Other Papers of Rufus W. Griswold by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1898)
"They began early t5 write verses which treated of sorrowful experiences, of unrequited love, of painful illnesses, of hopes and fears plaintively mingled, ..."

4. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1870)
"... manhood and old age, plaintively observing to all whom it may concern, that they Drag the dull remains of life Along tho tiresome road. ..."

5. The Answering Voice: One Hundred Love Lyrics by Women by Sara Teasdale (1917)
"How sharp you are when day and dark are blent, When beetles hurry by with vibrant wings, And plaintively and near the cricket sings. ..."

6. That Boy of Norcott's by Charles James Lever (1869)
"... and, drawing nigh the door, stood and whined plaintively. After a brief pause the door opened, the animal stole in, the door then closed with a bang, ..."

7. Passages from the Correspondence and Other Papers of Rufus W. Griswold by Rufus Wilmot Griswold (1898)
"They began early t5 write verses which treated of sorrowful experiences, of unrequited love, of painful illnesses, of hopes and fears plaintively mingled, ..."

8. The Theological Review: A Quarterly Journal of Religious Thought and Life by Charles Beard (1870)
"... manhood and old age, plaintively observing to all whom it may concern, that they Drag the dull remains of life Along tho tiresome road. ..."

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