Hour after hour, they sat in the hushed upper chamber, facing their nearing desolation, without a plaint or an audible sigh.
"This plaint is thine, as I learn, brother Ambrose," said he.
So far as the gold industry is concerned, the plaint of the humble citizen on this score is a little ridiculous.
He filled the place with his plaint, whilst Binet swore amazingly and variedly.
The first statement in this paragraph of plaint calls for no elaboration.
I have taken the liberty to give as a title for it "The plaint of the Merrimac."
Sometimes it is a plaint of a mother whose child has met the fate of those "whom the gods love."
The scene opens with the plaint of Mary Magdalene, "Where have they laid him?"
Romance dies with marriage is the plaint of poet and novelists; the charm of woman disappears with her mystery, with possession.
He caressed words until they sang for him the one plaint that he asked of them.
"expression of sorrow," c.1200, from Old French plainte "lament, lamentation" (12c.), from Latin planctus "lamentation, wailing, beating of the breast," from past participle stem of plangere "to lament, to strike" (see plague (n.)). Connecting notion probably is beating one's breast in grief.