adjective, sor·ri·er, sor·ri·est.
Origin of sorry
Examples 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
Word Origin for sorry
Word Origin and History for sorry
Old English sarig "distressed, grieved, full of sorrow" (not found in the physical sense of "sore"), from Proto-Germanic *sairiga- "painful" (cf. Old Saxon serag, Middle Dutch seerigh "sore; sad, sorry," Dutch zeerig "sore, full of sores," Old High German serag, Swedish sårig "sore, full of sores"), from *sairaz "pain" (physical and mental); related to *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (see sore (adj.)). Meaning "wretched, worthless, poor" first recorded mid-13c. Spelling shift from -a- to -o- by influence of sorrow. Apologetic sense (short for I'm sorry) is attested from 1834; phrase sorry about that popularized 1960s by U.S. TV show "Get Smart." Related: Sorrily; sorriness.
Idioms and Phrases with sorry
see better safe than sorry.