Example sentences for: plaintive

How can you use “plaintive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Time has fresh shots of an anguished Ethel and a plaintive Rory Kennedy.

  • Apart from the music played in the big cities and the sophisticated music of the Brahmanic tradition, you can listen to the folk music of Rajasthan, rousing or plaintive, in the desert around Jaisalmer.

  • Conjectured ancestors include the Lowland Scottish peu to `make a plaintive noise' and the Danish piave `to whimper, whine or cry like a child.

  • Having read Larry's valedictory, I am impressed more with his plaintive, rhetorical ploys than his substantive argument.

  • A little while back, the Shopping Avenger received a plaintive e-mail from B., who reported that he was the only passenger on his flight not to receive free drink coupons.

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