alas








interjection

  1. (used as an exclamation to express sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil.)

  1. Alaska.

Latin.

  1. I sustain the wings: motto of the U.S. Air Force.

sentence connector

  1. unfortunately; regrettablythere were, alas, none left

interjection

  1. an exclamation of grief, compassion, or alarm

abbreviation for

  1. Alaska

mid-13c., from Old French ha, las (later French hélas), from ha “ah” + las “unfortunate,” originally “tired, weary,” from Latin lassus “weary” (see late). At first an expression of weariness rather than woe.

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