Definitions for ALASəˈlæs, əˈlɑs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas(adverb)

    by bad luck

    "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"


  1. alas(Interjection)

    Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.

  2. Origin: From a las (French hélas), from a + las, from lassus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alas

    an exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white

  2. Origin: [OE. alas, allas, OF. alas, F. hlas; a interj. (L. ah.) + las wretched (that I am), L. lassus weary, akin to E. late. See Late.]

Anagrams for ALAS »

  1. aals, Lasa

  2. Aals

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Oscar Wilde, as he sipped champagne on his deathbed:

    Alas, I am dying beyond my means.

  2. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.

  3. Paul. F. Meekin:

    Alas! I have more hair on my shoulders then on my head.

  4. Robert Heilbroner:

    Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis.

  5. Jean Rostand:

    The ideal, without doubt, varies, but its enemies, alas, are always the same.

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