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1 a crying out in grief
  • the day after the massacre the plaints of bereaved mothers and wives could be heard throughout the village

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2 an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
  • that taxes are too high is perhaps the most perennial of plaints

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The first known use of plaint was in the 13th century

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“Plaint.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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