Origin of rueful
Examples from the Web for rueful
Rueful laughter from both men turned to thoughtfulness in Stittsworth.The Strange, True Tale of the Old-Timey Goat Testicle-Implanting 'Governor'|Penny Lane|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You can only ever see it from an outsider and comment on it with the rueful wisdom of a non participant.Benedict Cumberbatch’s Revealing Reddit AMA: On Julian Assange’s Letter and Fame|Marlow Stern|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A discussion of a London cheese shop sends her into paroxysms of rueful joy.
But most of them must be delivered from on the peninsula, where Bob is standing, casting a rueful eye on the whole show.
“You can pick which lines can come out,” Spitzer said with a rueful smile.
The muscles of the woman's face twisted it into a rueful smile.The Dawn of a To-morrow|Frances Hodgson Burnett
Hilbrough acquiesced with a rueful sense that he should be clumsy enough at entertaining a foreigner and a man of title.The Faith Doctor|Edward Eggleston
Benjamin looked down again at his plate, with a rueful resignation which told me that I had carried my point.The Law and the Lady|Wilkie Collins
The comment was dragged from Jeannette in a tone as unconsciously reluctant as his was rueful.Golden Stories|Various
He rose to his feet and paid his bill with a rueful conviction that he had fought not wisely, though so well.The Mayor of Warwick|Herbert M. Hopkins