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
Recent Examples of plaint from the Web
After last year’s stunning Black Lives Matter plaint, the show has, in some ways, doubled down on its political awakening.
Lives Matter plaint, the show has, in some ways, doubled down on its political awakening.
Hancock's plaint is that mainstream science is stuck in a uniformitarian model of slow, gradual change and so cannot accept a catastrophic explanation.
Listening to erstwhile One Direction heartthrob turned soulful solo act Harry Styles croon and plaint and moan on his debut album, Harry Styles, one hears the murmur of many lives lived.
Raspail’s book is not so much a warning as a plaint—a catastrophic summoning up of the loss of a coherent identity rooted in a common church and culture.
Several bloggers have commented on Paul Bloom’s Seed plaint about brain imaging studies receiving too much attention and a certain false credibility.
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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