plaintively

All Adverb
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  • "Do you think they'll keep us here all night?" she asked plaintively. Cited from The Day of the Dog, by George Barr McCutcheon
  • "Oh, must you be far away from me?" she asked a little plaintively. Cited from The End of Her Honeymoon, by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  • "And you won't try to see me any more?" she asked, plaintively. Cited from The Lilac Sunbonnet, by S.R. Crockett
  • He asked his mother plaintively for cake, and she did not hear him. Cited from The History of David Grieve, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • A bird called plaintively from some low bush, was still, and called again. Cited from Harriet and the Piper, by Kathleen Norris
  • "Then what on earth will become of him?" she plaintively asked. Cited from Embarrassments, by Henry James
  • He spoke almost plaintively, as if he wished she could. Cited from Some Short Stories, by Henry James
  • I called to him -- most plaintively, I remember; and he stopped and looked back. Cited from Before Adam, by Jack London
  • "What'll you take to let me go?" he asked plaintively. Cited from Huntingtower, John Buchan
  • "How many more little private things are we going to have?" she inquired, plaintively. Cited from Aftermath, by James Lane Allen
  • "Don't you care what it is?" she asked rather plaintively. Cited from Elster's Folly, by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • And the piano once more, in turn, called plaintively on love. Cited from Helen with the High Hand (2nd ed.), by Arnold Bennett
  • "I can't make her out!" said the mother plaintively. Cited from The Mating of Lydia, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • She raised her head plaintively, with the look of a bewildered child. Cited from The Descent Of Man & Other Stories,Wharton
  • However, the latter gentleman had to come back some time, and when he did I plaintively told him my troubles. Cited from The Smiling Hill-Top, by Julia M. Sloane
  • She sat in the place which he had left, and there, plaintively, in a low voice, she explained the past. Cited from The Red Lily, by Anatole France, v3
  • Suddenly, from the shadows of the long road, a voice rose plaintively. Cited from The Voice of the People, by Ellen Glasgow
  • "What are you going to bed so soon for?" the barkeeper asked plaintively. Cited from The Turtles of Tasman, by Jack London
  • Slowly, while the last notes were fainting away plaintively, the window was raised. Cited from Wolf Breed, by Jackson Gregory
  • Still she plaintively calls her name, and still she wears the necklace about her pretty little neck. Cited from The Curious Book of Birds, by Abbie Farwell Brown
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Meaning of plaintively

  • adverb In a plaintive manner
    the last note of the song rang out plaintively