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English definition of “sorry”

sorry

adjective [after verb] (APOLOGY)    /ˈsɒr.i/ US  /ˈsɔːr-/
A1 used to say that you wish you had not done what you have done, especially when you want to be polite to someone you have done something bad to: Oh, I'm sorry - I didn't see you there. Tom, I'm so sorry about last night - it was all my fault. I've said I'm sorry.Making and accepting apologies
(Definition of sorry adjective (APOLOGY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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