regretfully

All Adverb
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  • I thought regretfully it would be some days before my turn came round again. Cited from Fanny Goes to War, by Pat Beauchamp
  • When he could stay no longer he took leave of her regretfully. Cited from Dubliners, by James Joyce
  • Paul, however wrote back, saying regretfully that he could not come that year. Cited from Anne's House of Dreams by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Perhaps the father and mother will say regretfully that they have no other time for their special studies. Cited from Girls and Women, by Harriet E. Paine (AKA: E. Chester)
  • The clock struck, and regretfully he got up to take his leave. Cited from The Testing of Diana Mallory, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Then he returned to the bank and looked regretfully at the water. Cited from Eben Holden, by Irving Bacheller
  • Then he looked regretfully at the great pile of letters still before him. Cited from A People's Man, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • She tells him to put her first and asks him to move out, which he does regretfully.
  • When he came out on the road again he thought regretfully of the pretty girl and her flower bed. Cited from The Spenders, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • But she remembered her duties, and regretfully asked him to land her. Cited from The Bell in the Fog and Other Stories, by Gertrude Atherton
  • He turned to me, as if suddenly and regretfully summoned back from very far away. Cited from Red Axe, by Samuel Rutherford Crockett
  • As I pass through the door of my own room, not regretfully, I turn. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 57, Jul, 1862
  • For the first time his mind went back regretfully to his boyish days. Cited from Armadale, by Wilkie Collins
  • He thought most regretfully of his two thousand dollars and burned picture. Cited from Barriers Burned Away, by E. P. Roe
  • Now the hall-boy pounded on the door and he released his hold upon her regretfully. Cited from Sister Carrie, by Theodore Dreiser
  • Regretfully he leaves by the window through which he had entered so happily. Cited from Four Arthurian Romances, by Chretien DeTroyes
  • Here you are looking regretfully to the end of the war. Cited from The Mountebank, by William J. Locke
  • Dusk came, and regretfully she told herself that she must be turning back home. Cited from Then I'll Come Back to You, by Larry Evans
  • What we regretfully miss in the book is a truly religious note. Cited from Introduction to the Old Testament,John E. McFadyen
  • "You missed me so much then?" he said regretfully, standing with his hand upon her chair. Cited from Men, Women, and Ghosts, by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
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Meaning of regretfully

  • adverb With regret (used in polite formulas)
    I must regretfully decline your kind invitation