alack

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a·lack

 (ə-lăk′)
interj.
Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm: "Whatever I long for makes me cry alack. / Whatever I wish, I quickly take it back" (Richard Wilbur).

[On the model of alas; see lack.]
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alack

(əˈlæk) or

alackaday

interj
an archaic or poetic word for alas
[C15: from a ah! + lack loss, lack]
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a•lack

(əˈlæk)

interj. Archaic.
(used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.)
[1480–90; presumably ah + lack]
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Translations

alack

interj (obs)wehe; alack a daywehe dem Tag
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"Alack-a-day, madam!" answered the landlord; "in your ladyship's power!