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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.
Gwynne regarded the thin sole of his house shoe with so rueful a countenance that the judge laughed outright.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Pale, lean, taciturn and somewhat deaf, he bore much resemblance to the Knight of the Rueful Countenance.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
By this time he was in a wholly different mood; angry with himself, and full of rueful thought about his wife.Marriage la mode|Mrs. Humphry Ward
At the rueful outcry, Clifford turned, just in time to see the bobbing bundle disappear in the muddy water.A Fortune Hunter; Or, The Old Stone Corral|John Dunloe Carteret
In order to carry out my wife's orders, I had to disentangle Susan from Liosha's embrace and pack her off rueful to the nursery.Jaffery|William J. Locke