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a·las

 (ə-lăs′)
interj.
Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.

[Middle English, from Old French a las, helas, ah (I am) miserable, from Latin lassus, weary; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

alas

(əˈlæs)
sentence connector
unfortunately; regrettably: there were, alas, none left.
interj
an exclamation of grief, compassion, or alarm
[C13: from Old French ha las! oh wretched!; las from Latin lassus weary]

a•las

(əˈlæs, əˈlɑs)

interj.
(used as an exclamation to express sorrow, pity, concern, apprehension, etc.)
[1225–75; Middle English < Old French (h)a las!=(h)a ah + las wretched < Latin lassus weary; compare alack]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.alas - by bad luckalas - by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"

alas

adverb sadly, unfortunately, inopportunely Alas, it's not that simple.
Translations
افسوس
Heu
ack

alas

[əˈlæs] EXCL (o.f. or liter) → ¡ay (de mí)!
alas, it is not sodesafortunadamente, no es así
I must tell you, alas, thattengo que decirte, y lo siento, que ...
I have no money, alasno tengo dinero, y esto es triste
alas for Poland!¡ay de Polonia!

alas

[əˈlæs] exclhélas!

alas

interj (old)leider; alas, he didn’t comeleider kam er nicht

alas

[əˈlæs] excl (frm) → ohimè!, ahimè!
References in classic literature ?
How unlike alas the hangdog look of a republican official, who, as the servant of the people, feels himself less than the least, and below the lowest of his masters.
This solicitation dropped, alas, as it came: if I could immediately have succumbed to it I might have spared myself--well, you'll see what.
Ever and anon a bright, but, alas, deceptive idea would dart you through.
They would have liked to follow it up, but, alas, they had no time for adventures just then.
One was a woman in a slim black dress, belted small under the armpits, with bulges like a cabbage in the middle of the sleeves, and a large black scoop-shovel bonnet with a black veil, and white slim ankles crossed about with black tape, and very wee black slippers, like a chisel, and she was leaning pensive on a tombstone on her right elbow, under a weeping willow, and her other hand hanging down her side holding a white handkerchief and a reticule, and underneath the picture it said "Shall I Never See Thee More Alas.
alas I we may not have The things we hope to gain; The quiet life may come to me, The rush to Emma Jane!
Alas, that every advance of reason should mean a corresponding retreat of romance
Alas Uruguay received its Air Operators Certificate (AOC) from the Uruguayan civil aviation authority (Direccion Nacional de Aviacin Civil e Infraestructura Aeronautica - DINACIA) in late October.
Rangers we encountered (the government has declared Alas Purwo a national park) showed us camera-trap photos of other residents more commonly glimpsed at night: leopards, kuching hutan (jungle cats), and pangolins.
The donation allowed ALAS to award two aspiring superintendents with a total of $12,000 in scholarship funds to pursue or continue their advanced educational degrees.
The eight are Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Miley Cyrus, Victoria Beckham, Selina Gomez, Zayn Malik and Alas.