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Meaning of ALAS

Pronunciation:  u'las

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 Definition: [adv]  by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
 
 Synonyms: regrettably, unfortunately, unluckily
 
 Antonyms: as luck would have it, fortuitously, fortunately, luckily
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\A*las"\, interj. [OE. alas, allas, OF. alas, F. h['e]las;
a interj. (L. ah.) + las wretched (that I am), L. lassus
weary, akin to E. late. See {Late}.]
An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of
evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white;
alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.

 

 

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