Definition of 'alas'
Example sentences containing 'alas'
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But now, alas, suits are out of style. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are also, alas, elbowing common sense out of the window. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The latter, alas, also excludes vernacular fiction. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It should also not, alas, be surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2006) Now, alas, she is no more. The Sun (2008)Some are great but many are, alas, poor. The Sun (2009)Too often, alas, they have it exactly right. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Alas, I now have only one left. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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In Common Usage. alas is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'alas'
British English: alas ADVERB
You use alas to say that you think that the facts you are talking about are sad or unfortunate.
Alas, their happiness was not to last.
Definition of alas from the Collins English Dictionary
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