regretfully

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[ US /ɹɪˈɡɹɛtfəɫi/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪɡɹˈɛtfəli/ ]
ADVERB
  1. with regret (used in polite formulas)
    I must regretfully decline your kind invitation
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How To Use regretfully In A Sentence

  • In the end, regretfully, I chose none of them, preferring instead two books I read quite frequently, one for its astonishing use of language and the other for the haunting quietude of its tale.
  • The portrait was actually taken for The Swan, in which Grace regretfully renounces her sexy tutor (Louis Jourdan) to marry an unalluring crown prince (Alec Guinness). Grace Kelly: Style Icon
  • Admittedly, it was a perfectly toned bubblegum album, designed for maximum pop, but one that regretfully lost its taste after only a few listens.
  • Unfortunately, despite considerable enthusiasm shown towards the initial concept, audience turnout was poor and the plug was regretfully pulled.
  • Sadly, he has not recovered and they regretfully announced his resignation on Monday.
  • Villari regretfully concluded that the “only way an Italian can emancipate himself from this inferior state is to abandon all sense of national pride and to identify completely with the Americans.” A Renegade History of the United States
  • Complaining under his breath, he regretfully complied, finding himself down on one knee, genuflecting before Mistress Rai'chan.
  • After pressing upon me dishes of every kind, he insists on my filling up all crevices with nuts and raisins, and after I have eaten, and eaten, he looks hurt, and says regretfully: “Missy sickee, no eatee.” The Lady of the Decoration
  • He regretfully stopped shoveling food onto his plate, and only ate half of what he put on there.
  • Dario replied regretfully, hating to see his protégé suffering like this.
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