[ US /ɹɪˈɡɹɛtəbɫi/ ]
[ UK /ɹɪɡɹˈɛtəbli/ ]
  1. by bad luck
    alas, I cannot stay
    unfortunately it rained all day
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How To Use regrettably In A Sentence

  • Regrettably, he resorts to the familiar numbers game when he boasts that fewer than 300 state enterprises currently remain in the public sector.
  • Regrettably we could find no sign of the man and the search was terminated.
  • Regrettably, they have now become somewhat antonymous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Regrettably, it seems to have mesmerized my daughter, who responds with a mixture of fascination and horror.
  • Regrettably, neither these nor any other conflicts emerge with any conviction from 7:84's dull and disappointing production.
  • Regrettably, the experiment ended in failure.
  • Regrettably in this case, because there have been deaths, there will effectively be a coronial inquiry. Interview - AM program with Emma Griffiths - Subjects: Smith calls for patience with boat investigation - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Regrettably the customer's daughter died following unsuccessful attempts to find a suitable donor for a heart-lung transplant.
  • There is an undercurrent of anger among many vegans and animal activists and, regrettably, it has become one of the central characteristics by which outsiders define us as a group.
  • That's an ambitious enterprise and, regrettably, the work is let down from achieving such divine afflatus by sloppy editing and far too many solecisms.
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