verb (used with object), rued, ru·ing.
verb (used without object), rued, ru·ing.
Words nearby rue
Origin of rue1
OTHER WORDS FROM rueru·er, nounun·rued, adjective
Examples from the Web for rued
Some have rued the loss of influence from having one fewer seat.
They rode their luck against England and rued it against Slovenia.
His temper was inflammatory, sometimes leading to excesses, which I am sure he rued in mental sackcloth and ashes.Tracks of a Rolling Stone|Henry J. Coke
There came the day when I rued Andrew's angry action as much as he did, though not for the same reason.Andrew Golding|Annie E. Keeling
Then he sat down again; which his ancestors had always refused to do, and had rued it.Mary Anerley|R. D. Blackmore
When the Burgundians were come to the land, old Hildebrand of Berne did hear the tale, and sore it rued him.The Nibelungenlied|Unknown
The latter saw that concealment was no longer possible; and bitterly he rued the day when first he heard the name of Cripps.The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's|Talbot Baines Reed