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Alas vs. Unfortunately

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Alasnoun

A type of depression which occurs in Yakutia, formed by the subsidence of permafrost.

Unfortunatelyadverb

Happening through bad luck, or because of some unfortunate event.

Alasinterjection

An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; - in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.

Unfortunatelyadverb

by bad luck;

‘unfortunately it rained all day’; ‘alas, I cannot stay’;

Alasadverb

by bad luck;

‘unfortunately it rained all day’; ‘alas, I cannot stay’;

Unfortunatelyadverb

it is unfortunate that

‘unfortunately, we do not have the time to interview every applicant’;

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Alasinterjection

used to express grief, pity, or concern

‘alas, my funds have some limitations’;

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