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This is a personal project by @dellsystem. I built this to help me retain information from the books I'm reading.

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loud, reverberating, and often melancholy

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plangency



the plangent but self-mocking lilt

—p.242 Short Shrift (239) by George Steiner
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all she’d left behind were her plangent songs that tell me so little and her unfinished memoirs that reveal little more

—p.182 Connie, Again (180) by Catherine Lacey
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Russ felt powerless against Wanda’s plangency

—p.399 by Jonathan Franzen
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1 year, 10 months ago


Some of these have a plangency and luster we haven't expected

—p.xi Foreword (vii) by Louise Glück
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4 years, 6 months ago


Not a year has passed since its birth when it hasn't been pronounced dead, and in Goodbye, Dragon Inn we find one of its most eloquent and plangent eulogies.

—p.205 Goodbye, Dragon Inn (1) by Nick Pinkerton
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10 months, 4 weeks ago


clinical depressives sent out their most plangent screams

—p.71 by David Foster Wallace
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6 years, 5 months ago


I was still brimming with plangency, chockful of feeling

—p.109 by Martin Amis
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1 year, 1 month ago


her high-school-girlish prose could evoke with plangent strength

—p.249 by Vladimir Nabokov
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4 years, 9 months ago

His plangent tonalities I shall never forget, nor shall I ever forgive myself the ill-tempered review in which I attacked him for trivial faults in his unfledged verse

—p.287 by Vladimir Nabokov
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4 years, 9 months ago


Of course, these publishers, crying out for words on paper like pining dogs under a plangent moon, weren't regular publishers.

—p.26 by Martin Amis
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5 months, 2 weeks ago

A few plangent inhalations, on Avenue B

—p.222 by Martin Amis
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