exclamationarchaic or humorous
Used to express grief, pity, or concern: alas, my funds have some limitations
More example sentences
- I caught my arms around a low wall that separated the two sections of the path, but alas!
- We looked in vain expecting the area to miraculously improve but alas, no such luck.
- Shopping, alas, is likely always to lag behind the entertainment industry.
Middle English: from Old French a las, a lasse, from a 'ah' + las(se) (from Latin lassus 'weary').