Sentence example with the word 'rueful'


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Definition adj. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

Last update: August 6, 2015


She had a rueful smile on her face.   [adjective]


Lord Glenallan, though he would rather have recurred to the subject of his own uncertainties, was compelled to make a sign of rueful civility and acquiescence.   [adjective]


Bumble rose with a very rueful countenance: wondering much what something desperate might be.   [adjective]


Old Milnwood cast a rueful look upon his adviser, and moved off, like a piece of Dutch clockwork, to set at liberty his imprisoned angels in this dire emergency.   [adjective]


'I don't know; I really don't know,' said Giles, with a rueful countenance.   [adjective]


The old gentleman looked almost as rueful as Oliver when the key grated in the lock.   [adjective]

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