from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- interj. Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm: "'Las and fearful alack—nobody can make such high claims for the people then living in Maine” ( John Gould).
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- interj. An expression of sorrow or mourning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. An exclamation expressive of sorrow.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation expressive of sorrow.
Alas and alack, societal pressures are very strong, indeed.
The peas are over and the broccoli went to flower while I was away (alack!) but the carrots and squash are just coming into their own, and the cucumbers are tiny and cute.
But here, on this side of the world, alas and alack, the very name is a misnomer.
So I would beg and plead and threaten to not bathe, but alas and alack, my family would not relent.
Comments are bare — alas and alack — so any nuggets of wisdom from you would be verily appreciated.
All these self promises have faild in consequence of that perpetual round of alack, exercise,
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