Monday, October 4, 2010

word of the day :: alack

[uh lack]

–interjection Archaic.
(used as an exclamation of sorrow, regret, or dismay.)
presumably ah  + lack. Cf. aha, ahem, alas

"Alack, when once our grace we have forgot,
Nothing goes right; we would, and we would not."
:: William Shakespeare ::
Angelo in Measure for Measure

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