What a strange, plaintive philosophy for someone whose profession involved sitting alone most of the day: love the world.
It was a message rejected as too plaintive and apologetic by the black America of 1950.
He also has a precocious attraction to his favorite nurse, Ingrid, who sings to him every night in a “plaintive voice.”
Kage's friend, a strawberry blond who landed a small part, sent me a plaintive email from the set last week.
Hence the plaintive email from inside the bunker at Walmart in February.
The airs generally are plaintive and monotonous, and have a sad and weary sound.
She clasped her hands, suddenly carrying her urgency to plaintive entreaty.
It becomes dull instead of bright, or plaintive instead of triumphant.
"It is you, Caron," he murmured in that plaintive voice of his.
When several are paddling in a canoe, they occasionally chant a monotonous and plaintive song.
late 14c., "lamenting," from Old French plaintif "complaining; wretched, miserable," from plainte (see plaint). Sense of "mournful, sad" first recorded 1570s. Related: Plaintively; plaintiveness.