regretfulness

Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being regretful.

Etymologies

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regretful +‎ -ness

Examples

  • And to this was added an indefinable fear, now when the irrevocable separation confronted her; the thought that she was to leave her home was tinged with a vague sense of regretfulness, of impalpable foreboding.

    Shallow Soil

  • The world and the Court excused him also, charmed by the facility with which he received people, the pleasure he felt in granting requests and rendering services, the gentleness and regretfulness of his refusals, and his indefatigable patience as a listener.

    Court Memoirs of France Series — Complete

  • And when they had drunk the wine their sorrowful memories went from them, and they spoke to each other without regretfulness.

    The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy

  • And when they had drunk the wine their sorrowful memories went from them, and they spoke to each other without regretfulness.

    Part I. Chapter VIII

  • A desolating sense of loneliness kept driving him into the city's noisier and more crowded drinking-places, where, under the lash of alcohol, he was able to wear down his hot ache of deprivation into a dim and dreary regretfulness.

    Never-Fail Blake

  • But she pleaded for one more dance, and then one more, and finally with much seeming regretfulness allowed her uncle to slip on her cloak for her.

    Six Feet Four

  • It was spoken with a grave regretfulness that troubled Nasmyth and yet stirred him to strong appreciation of her character.

    The Long Portage

  • There was a slight regretfulness in her voice which had its meaning for him.

    The Long Portage

  • And to this was added an indefinable fear, now when the irrevocable separation confronted her; the thought that she was to leave her home was tinged with a vague sense of regretfulness, of impalpable foreboding.

    Shallow Soil

  • Wondering still, and with the sore regretfulness growing, he looked round to make sure all was safe, and that no further danger need be feared from blowing sparks or creeping flames; and then went gravely into his hut to read.

    The Rhodesian

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