Definition of alas
—used to express unhappiness, pity, or concern <Life, alas, is too short.>
Examples of alas in a sentence
<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
Definition of Alas
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Definition of alas for English Language Learners
—used to express sadness, sorrow, disappointment, etc.
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Definition of alas for Students
—used to express unhappiness, pity, disappointment or worry <Alas, it was too late!>
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