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Definition of Rueful

Rueful
Rueful Rue"ful, a. 1. Causing one to rue or lament; woeful; mournful; sorrowful. 2. Expressing sorrow. ``Rueful faces.' --Dryden. Two rueful figures, with long black cloaks. --Sir W. Scott. -- Rue"ful*ly, adv. -- Rue"ful*ness, n.

Meaning of Rueful from wikipedia

- Paston "my right well-beloved Valentine". Valentine's Day is mentioned ruefully by Ophelia in William Shakespeare's Hamlet (1600–1601): "To-morrow is Saint...
- Theatre in London Gough excelled as a comedian, playing a resigned and rueful parent in Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce (1977). When the comedy transferred...
- ****." In terms of his lapsed Catholicism, he has stated that he "came to ruefully and bemusedly understand that once you're a Catholic you're always a Catholic"...
- upon hearing on his deathbed that his wife had given birth to a daughter, ruefully exclaimed, "It cam wi' a l**** and it will gang wi' a l****!" His House of...
- Two, Milton speaks of "Cocytus, named of lamentation loud / Heard on the rueful stream". It is also mentioned in William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus...
- death"). risum teneatis, amici? Can you help laughing, friends? An ironic or rueful commentary, appended following a fanciful or unbelievable tale. risus abundat...
- Some later rejoined only to separate again. In what some interpret as rueful self-reproach, some Presbyterians refer to the divided Presbyterian churches...
- workplace. "'Actresses have the power,' Alec Metro, one of the men in line, ruefully noted of the X-rated industry. A former firefighter who claimed to have...
- president's speeches on Iraq and said that she, as the Secretary of State, ruefully conceded to him that the Bush administration should not have apologized...
- it so vigorously he fell over and was bruised. As he stood up, looking rueful, Kate said, "That'll serve you right, Cary, for trying to be your own stuntman...
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