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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. 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.

  2. Robert Heilbroner:

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

  3. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    there has never been a moment in one's life when one might not have stumbled upon this strange reality: what am I doing, where am I so hurriedly running, what is my objective, this whole world is a rat race and I'm going no where, with out any goal, isn't it?. this thought comes to me very often. alas! what to do, don't know what and where to knock the door and experience reality. no sooner that I try, I'm again fallen into the dismal depths of abyss, into the worldly affairs”

  4. William Wycherley:

    Marrying to increase love is like gaming to become rich; alas, you only lose what little stock you had before.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    Alas! all music jars when the soul's out of tune.


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