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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In a manner of regret.

Usage examples (36)
  • `I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully
  • Adjective : a rueful plight. ,the rueful look on her face
  • "I'm just hungry to sit on your knee a little while; but," ruefully, "I s'pose you haven't time."
  • "If you are Luo, they chop you," he said ruefully. for more
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