Definition for alas (2 of 3)
Definition for alas (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for alas
But self-doubt, while a healthy quality for human beings to have, is alas not a plus for politicians.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But alas, a snub is yet another of the many indignities Valerie Cherish shall endure.15 Enraging Golden Globe TV Snubs and Surprises: Amy Poehler, 'Mad Men' & More|Kevin Fallon|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alas, his soul is willing, but his flesh is weak and he whiffs.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone|Nick Gillespie|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alas, there will be no buddy movie to capture the Abramson/McConnell rapport.
Alas, neocons, civil liberties at home matter more than those abroad!What Republicans Need Right Now Is a Good Internal Fight|James Poulos|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, alas, the same evening he grew restless, and signs of fever became apparent.Royalty Restored|J. Fitzgerald Molloy
It is not only loving birds that build their nests and rear their young over the horns of forgotten fears, but, alas!Demonology and Devil-lore|Moncure Daniel Conway
Alas, how cruelly barbed and how skilfully directed—how fatally sent, was the shaft of inexorable fate!Captain Kyd (Vol 1 of 2)|Jonathon Holt Ingraham
Whence is it that, while the debates in Parliament are daily filled with the piteous, and, alas!
I held her lifeless body clasped in my arms, as if I hoped by my caresses to recall her to life; but, alas!Adventures in the Philippine Islands|Paul P. de La Gironire
British Dictionary definitions for alas (1 of 2)
Word Origin for alas
British Dictionary definitions for alas (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for alas
mid-13c., from Old French ha, las (later French hélas), from ha "ah" + las "unfortunate," originally "tired, weary," from Latin lassus "weary" (see late). At first an expression of weariness rather than woe.