alas

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alas

interjection \ə-ˈlas\

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

Full Definition of ALAS

—used to express unhappiness, pity, or concern

Examples of ALAS

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

Origin 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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Synonyms
alack, ay, wirra [Irish], woe

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