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Definition of alack

used to express sorrow or regret

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Examples of alack in a Sentence

alack, it's true—the only good restaurant in town is closing!

First Known Use of alack

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alack

Middle English

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The first known use of alack was in the 15th century

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“Alack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alack. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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