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Perhaps that name should not be felt so ruefully today, despite the reversion to authoritarian control in Egypt.
And yet, Norton says ruefully, “You know the old expression: ‘Wherever I went, there I was.’ ”
Somewhere, a no-longer-in-the-league Tebow is ruefully nodding.Don’t Cry for Johnny Football. The NFL’s 22nd Pick Will Do Just Fine.|Ben Teitelbaum|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the climax of the play, Willy Loman ruefully tells his two sons that he was fired that day from his job.From Katrina to the Clink: Ex New Orleans Mayor Heads to Prison|Jason Berry|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She owes money to a lot of people, she says smiling ruefully.
Ruefully Aristide found no answers save in the general chuckle-headedness of mankind.
Ruefully Aristide asked himself the question: why had the Mayor not taken him into the confidence of his masquerading escapade?
Aristide looking at the remainder rather ruefully made a great resolution.
Dane glanced at Winston somewhat ruefully, but the latter's eyes were fixed on Colonel Barrington.Winston of the Prairie|Harold Bindloss
Somebody had scuffed his right shoe in getting out and now he pulled up the pant leg of his dark grey suit to study it ruefully.