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Synonyms for alas
əˈlæs, əˈlɑsalas

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Wiktionary

  1. alasinterjection

    Synonyms:
    alack

  2. alasinterjection

    Used to express sorrow, regret, compassion or grief.

    Synonyms:
    alack

Princeton's WordNet

  1. unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably, alasadverb

    by bad luck

    "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

    Synonyms:
    regrettably, unluckily, unfortunately

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alasinterj.

    Synonyms:
    alack, lackaday

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "alas":

    unfortunately, sadly, regrettably, alack, regretfully

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4184unfortunately
#11756sadly
#16037alas
#49030regrettably
#86382regretfully
#165353unluckily
#172803alack

How to use alas in a sentence?

  1. Paul. F. Meekin:

    Alas! I have more hair on my shoulders then on my head.

  2. George Carlin, From his book - Brain Droppings:

    Eventually, alas, I realized the main purpose of buying cocaine is to run out of it.

  3. Dennis Potter:

    Politics is still crucially important. Our choices are vital, and we've got to make them, and not just say, 'Oh, they're all the same.' They are all the same in certain ways, alas -- a political animal is such an animal. But lurking somewhere behind their rhetoric and their spittle are important choices that we should make.

  4. Goethe:

    We cannot too soon convince ourselves how easily we may be dispensed with in the world. What important personages we imagine ourselves to be! We think that we alone are the life of the circle in which we move; in our absence, we fancy that life, existence, breath will come to a general pause, and, alas, the gap which we leave is scarcely perceptible, so quickly is it filled again; nay, it is often the place, if not of something better, at least for something more agreeable.

  5. Robert Heilbroner:

    Mathematics has given economics rigor, but alas, also mortis.

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