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Alas, alack.

I don’t know why, but I can’t see the word alas without the word alack following immediately behind it in my mind. There’s probably a well-known quote—it sounds like it comes from Shakespeare, but probably not—that included “alas, alack” but I don’t know.

Oh, damn! I just realized I already said something almost identical to the above when I wrote an entry on the word alack. Never mind.

Alas is a word that you use to express disappointment or unhappiness. I’m sorry to hear that. I hope you’ll be feeling more upbeat soon.

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