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alas

adverb uk   /əˈlæs/ formal or humorous us  
used to express sadness or feeling sorry about something: I love football but, alas, I have no talent as a player. "Will you be able to come tomorrow?" "Alas, no."
Translations of “alas”
in Spanish ¡ay!…
in Chinese (Traditional) (表示悲傷或遺憾)哎呀,唉…
in Russian увы…
in Turkish tüh, yazık, eyvah…
in Chinese (Simplified) (表示悲伤或遗憾)哎呀,唉…
in Polish niestety…
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