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regret

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Word definitions for regret in dictionaries

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to look back with distress or sorrowful longing; to grieve for on remembering," late 14c., from Old French regreter "long after, bewail, lament someone's death; ask the help of" (Modern French regretter ), from re- , intensive prefix (see re- ), + -greter ...

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to personal past acts and behaviors. Regret is often a feeling of sadness , shame , embarrassment , depression , annoyance , or guilt , after one acts in a manner and later wishes not to have done so. ...

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
Regret \Re*gret"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regretted (-t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Regretting .] [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. gr[=e]tan to weep, Icel. gr[=a]t See Greet to lament.] To experience regret on ...

Usage examples of regret.

Now, sir, there is in this so much assumption of facts and so much of menace as to consequences, that I cannot submit to answer that note any further than I have, and to add that the consequences to which I suppose you allude would be matter of as great regret to me as it possibly could to you.

I very much hope that you will regret yours, Mrs Mitchell, trying to humiliate my mother as a way to annoy me.

Sir William Wyndham died the preceding year, deeply regretted as an orator, a patriot, and a man, the constant assertor of British liberty, and one of the chief ornaments of the English nation.

But she was wrong: despite the disappointment that each of them felt, despite his regret for his clumsiness and her remorse for the madness of the anisette, they were not apart for a moment in the days that followed.

He sipped his anisette, regretting that the proprietor had served it to him in such an ugly tumbler.

Lusena had never regretted these fifteen years, though now and then both Bardy and Finnan had unkind words about her dedication.

Whether she regretted having given him as much encouragement as lay in a rose dropped from her corsage, or whether she resented the introduction into the party of so unprepossessing a gentleman as Mr Gumley, no one could tell, but although she relented towards him from time to time, even allowing her hand to rest in his for a moment longer than was necessary when he handed her down from the barouche, she was for the most part a little pettish in her manner, and made it plain that he could do nothing to please her.

If this is so do not regret them, for they have enabled you to learn the first of your lessons: no bedin may speak in the presence of hizahh, save at their command, and then only in the prescribed manner.

If Beryn does manage to dispose of me, Cadlew will inherit through Ylaena, and Beryn will regret the day he ever made an enemy out of my friend.

He had not one regret at leaving the bespangled suit, for it was the best he could command, and surely nothing could be too good for Mr.

Do not try being a Blamer at me because I am bigger and more powerful than you and I will see to it that you regret it.

Leaning her forehead against the cool iron railing, Bree released the tidal wave of regret, for the horrific present, for the loss of the past.

Watching, Brek Veronar felt a little stir of involuntary pride, a dim numbness of regret.

The massive reef in the distance, perceptible in the dark, that gigantic base of my tomb so newly begun on the banks of the Tiber, suggested to me no regret at the moment, no terror nor vain meditation upon the brevity of life.

Venier expressed his deep regret at not being able to make his acquaintance.