What does it mean?
plaintive
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A quiet winter evening at home is interrupted by scraping sounds and plaintive cries from the back porch. Rushing outside, you are surprised to see

a.) A stray dog barking excitedly at your cat.

b.) An enraged cat making hissing sounds at your dog.

c.) A wounded dog crying mournfully at the door.

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