Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of rue.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Repentance; regret.

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Examples

  • LIMA, Peru—Ollanta Humala, a left-leaning former military officer, and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an imprisoned ex-president, appeared headed for a runoff election that will leave many investors in this booming economy ruing the options, after the two emerged as the top vote-getters in the first round presidential balloting Sunday.

    Leftist, Ex-President's Daughter Lead Peruvian Vote

  • *** Americas Peruvian electoral officials confirmed that Ollanta Humala, a left-leaning former military officer, and Keiko Fujimori, daughter of an imprisoned ex-president, are headed for a presidential runoff election in June that will leave many investors in this booming economy ruing the options.

    World Watch

  • But that cheery prospect may not have distracted the advertising and marketing executives in the room from ruing the hundreds of billions of dollars they've apparently thrown down the rat hole these past 35 years.

    Marty Kaplan: The Naked Nielsens

  • The Italians were already ruing a missed chance after the striker Marco Borriello fluffed a 28th-minute penalty.

    Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 Roma (Shakhtar win 6-2 on agg) | Champions League

  • But still, the Nielsens have the loudest voice (and a virtual monopoly), so we will keep watching their numbers while at the same time ruing their existence.

    September « 2009 « Axiom's Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy

  • It is also a jolt when we find him contemplating adultery and ruing the presence of his son "the insomniac observation-freak".

    Mother's Milk by Edward St Aubyn

  • IMS Health and two other data-mining companies, along with a leading drug-industry trade group, challenged the law on First Amendment grounds and won a key ruing in November.

    Court Takes Up Drug-Data Case

  • But the experiences of Sam Zell, who must be ruing the day he waded into the waking nightmare that is the now-bankrupt Tribune Company, would surely temper the enthusiasm of all but the most arrogant of plutocrats.

    End Times

  • Anderson doesn't seem to distinguish much between these two types of spoilers but focuses instead on ruing the current extinction of pure experiences; where we encounter a narrative with no preconceived ideas about the story, the director, the genre, and so on.

    Rev. Amy Ziettlow: Do We Need A Lenten Spoiler Alert? Psst ... Jesus Lives!

  • I am aware of the health care conundrum, the education system Rubik's Cube, choking pollution, wasted natural resources and opportunities, generations caught up in their sick mating rituals of dysfunction and addiction and depression, and the ongoing conflicts ruing this shared globe, but I am merely positing about change and how we can achieve it, mid-stream, mid-life.

    Jamie Lee Curtis: Nothing to Undo?

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