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alas

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interjection \ə-ˈlas\

Simple Definition of alas

  • —used to express sadness, sorrow, disappointment, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of alas

  1. —used to express unhappiness, pity, or concern

Examples of alas in a sentence

  1. <Juliet's pitiful lament, alas, poor Romeo, he is already dead!.>



Origin and Etymology of alas

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from a ah + las weary, from Latin lassus — more at lassitude


First Known Use: 13th century


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ALAS Defined for Kids

alas

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interjection \ə-ˈlas\

Definition of alas for Students

  1. —used to express unhappiness, pity, disappointment or worry <Alas, it was too late!>





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