"Or than me either, I'm afraid," he added, with a ruefulness that was not ill-tempered.
Then she gave a tug to the child's coat, glancing at her up and down with some ruefulness.
Ellen said, "I think I understand," with a temptation to smile at the ruefulness of his appeal.
“I know,” said Eddy, simply, with a curious mixture of ruefulness and defiance.
"Perhaps against nobody," ...