Examples of plaint in a sentence
the day after the massacre the plaints of bereaved mothers and wives could be heard throughout the village
that taxes are too high is perhaps the most perennial of plaints
Origin and Etymology of plaint
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin planctus, from plangere to strike, beat one's breast, lament; akin to Old High German fluokhōn to curse, Greek plēssein to strike
First Known Use: 13th century
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