Examples of rueful in a Sentence
He gave me a rueful smile and apologized.
the rueful faces of friends and family who had gathered to pay their last respects
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This technology also was behind Microsoft Bob, another product that got a less than stellar reception from users, Heckerman said with a rueful laugh.
The narrator’s tone turns rueful, tender; a piece of gossip has become literature.
Lighting and sound (designed by Jon Olson and Jason Ducat respectively) signal shifts from bitter to rueful, from seriocomic to sorrowful.
Without a rueful sense of heartbreak eating away at the girls, the comedy feels too fluffy.
By Arlene Heyman, Bloomsbury USA, $26; bloomsbury.com Rueful and funny and observant short stories about late-flowering lust.
Mr. Johnson, a betrayer betrayed, seemed more rueful than angry.
After all that, adds a rueful Carpenter, only about two chips sold for that car all year.
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Definition of rueful for English Language Learners
: showing or feeling regret for something done
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