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hélas

[ ey-lahs ]
/ eɪˈlɑs /
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interjection French.
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How to use hélas in a sentence

  • Monsieur, helas pourquoy est vostre fiance mise en personne si indigne, pour subonner ce que est entierement vostre.

  • Helas, monsieur, I can advance nothing but my prayers and the assurance that a hideous mistake is being made.

    Bardelys the Magnificent|Rafael Sabatini
  • The office of Seneschal in a province such as Dauphiny is helas!

    St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
  • Cette femme les voyant tous si jolis se mit pleurer, & leur dit, helas!

    Popular Tales|Charles Perrault
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