alas

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interjection \ə-ˈlas\

Definition of alas

  1. —used to express unhappiness, pity, or concern Life, alas, is too short.

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 English Language Learners

alas

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interjection

Definition of alas for English Language Learners

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


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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