[ UK /ɹɪɡɹˈɛt/ ]
[ US /ɹəˈɡɹɛt, ɹɪˈɡɹɛt/ ]
VERB
  1. express with regret
    I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard
  2. decline formally or politely
    I regret I can't come to the party
  3. feel sad about the loss or absence of
  4. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
NOUN
  1. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment
    he drank to drown his sorrows
    to his rue, the error cost him the game
    he wrote a note expressing his regret
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How To Use regret In A Sentence

  • One wrong thought may cause a lifelong regret
  • Often he found her quietly weeping, but they were never tears of accusation; only tears of regret.
  • We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn 
  • He has endured the pain and the regret. Times, Sunday Times
  • I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence. John Lennon 
  • I regret to say that we can't stay here any longer.
  • The hostage-takers Bowden spoke with expressed little regret at their seizure of the embassy, but most, like Mirdamadi, lamented the role they played in cementing the repressive rule of the clerics. Into the Den of Spies
  • Established couples let old regrets go and focus on a brilliant future together. The Sun
  • He left with few regrets, happy that his game on clay had never been better, although disappointed that, yet again, his best was not good enough to beat a slightly underdone Nadal. Rafael Nadal boxed clever to beat Roger Federer in French Open | Kevin Mitchell
  • Greek weekly "Proto Thema", an unregretted and shameless Akin stated that he killed Solomou and would do it again if needed. OpEdNews - Diary: Murdering Peace in Derynia
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