So those of you who regret not being in so-called creative professions, and those who are, take comfort and heed.
That kind of sex is drama sex, sex charged with regret and self-flagellation.
My life consisted fashion, friends and fun and I do not regret it.
“What I regret is not printing the T-shirts,” he said with a chuckle.
There was no hesitation or regret: I knew adoption was the right decision for her—and for me.
Have you not spent a lifetime of regret to atone for a moment of folly?
I think I shall only regret the river was not longer when we get to New Orleans.
“I regret that in my surprise I spoke unguardedly,” she said.
I regret only that you are going so soon, for I should have been happy to let you read it.
Don't do that, John, for if you do it will be a never failing source of regret.
"to look back with distress or sorrowful longing; to grieve for on remembering," late 14c., from Old French regreter "long after, bewail, lament someone's death; ask the help of" (Modern French regretter), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + -greter, possibly from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old English grætan "to weep;" Old Norse grata "to weep, groan"), from Proto-Germanic *gretan "weep." "Not found in other Romance languages, and variously explained" [Century Dictionary].
Related: Regretted; regretting. Replaced Old English ofþyncan, from of- "off, away," here denoting opposition, + þyncan "seem, seem fit" (as in methinks).
"pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone," 1530s, from the verb, or from Middle French regret, back-formation from regreter (see regret (v.)).