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Definition of Alas


  1. An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.

Alas Quotations

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little - the book of Nature.
Claude Debussy

Alas, the world has never known a sound social fabric, a fabric sound and clean to the core and kindly. For it has ever turned its back on Man.
Louis Sullivan

Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
E. M. Forster

Poetry surrounds us everywhere, but putting it on paper is, alas, not so easy as looking at it.
Vincent Van Gogh

Alas, I am a woman friendless, hopeless!
William Shakespeare
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Alas Translations

alas in Dutch is o wee, helaas
alas in German is leider
alas in Hungarian is sajna
alas in Italian is purtroppo
alas in Latin is vae
alas in Spanish is ay
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