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English Dictionary: alas by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
alas
adv
  1. by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
    Synonym(s): unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alas
    Antonym(s): as luck would have it, fortuitously, fortunately, luckily
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Alas \A*las"\, interj. [OE. alas, allas, OF. alas, F. h[82]las;
      a interj. (L. ah.) + las wretched (that I am), L. lassus
      weary, akin to E. late. See {Late}.]
      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.
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