meaning of alas

alas meaning in General Dictionary

An exclamation expressive of sorrow shame or apprehension of evil in old writers occasionally followed by time or white alas the afternoon like alack daily or alas the white

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

alas meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-13c., from Old French ha, las (later on French h


alas meaning in General Dictionary

(interj.) An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of bad; -- in old article writers, sometimes followed closely by time or white; alas a single day, like alack on a daily basis, or alas the white.


Sentence Examples with the word alas

Mount Kabalaki in the north rises above Io,000 ft.; the culminating point appears to be Mt Alas (over 12,000 ft.) near the east coast.

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