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alas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alas  \A*las"\,  interj.  [OE.  alas,  allas,  OF  alas,  F.  h['e]las; 
  a  interj.  (L.  ah.)  +  las  wretched  (that  I  am),  L.  lassus 
  weary,  akin  to  E.  late.  See  {Late}.] 
  An  exclamation  expressive  of  sorrow,  pity,  or  apprehension  of 
  evil;  --  in  old  writers,  sometimes  followed  by  day  or  white; 
  alas  the  day  like  alack  a  day  or  alas  the  white. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alas 
  adv  :  by  bad  luck;  "unfortunately  it  rained  all  day";  "alas,  I 
  cannot  stay"  [syn:  {unfortunately},  {unluckily},  {regrettably}] 
  [ant:  {fortunately},  {fortunately}] 




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