adjective, sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est.
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Origin of sorry
SYNONYMS FOR sorry
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historical usage of sorry
There is no etymological connection between sār, sārig and Old English sorh, sorg “care, anxiety” (English sorrow ), which is akin to German Sorge “care, anxiety.” But even in Old English times, there was the semantic connection of “suffering” between sār, sārig and sorh, sorg. The Middle English change of sārig to sōri, then to sori (the change of long o in sōri to the short o in sori is due to the influence of the noun sorrowe ), and the Middle English change of sorh, sorg to sorye, soro, sorrowe created a close formal resemblance between sārig (in one Middle English spelling sori ) and sorh, sorg (in the Middle English spellings sorye, soro, sorrowe ), and sorrow has influenced the meaning of sorry ever since.
OTHER WORDS FROM sorrysor·ri·ly, adverbsor·ri·ness, nounun·sor·ry, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sorry
So she lies to the knight, telling him Madalena is sorry and wants him back.
I am so sorry that your parents did this to you, developing their own discriminatory take on your existence.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“Sorry I can't give you more, but at this time our office has no comment,” his spokesman, Sergio Gor, said.Presidential Hopeful Rand Paul Backs Obama on Cuba Deal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then it broke down, and the woman says, 'I'm sorry, but we have to fix the internet, so it's down for the rest of the flight.'
Capra is sorry he can't attend but wants both Hitch and Alma to know he is thinking of them.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I am sorry, but I —— not be able to finish the work before next week.Business English|Rose Buhlig
He was sorry she would not come, but he hoped Miss Goldstein could find a partner for his friend.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
Then Charles said: 'I am sorry for you, young gentleman, for I see you are not good.'Forgotten Tales of Long Ago|E. V. Lucas
There were six hundred men captured; ten officers and more than a hundred men killed, but Tarleton, I am sorry to say, escaped.Peggy Owen at Yorktown|Lucy Foster Madison
I'm sorry they must cost so much, and take so much care, for I am made so that I really want them.
British Dictionary definitions for sorry
adjective -rier or -riest
Derived forms of sorrysorrily, adverbsorriness, noun
Word Origin for sorry
Idioms and Phrases with sorry
see better safe than sorry.