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The 42 pages chronicle their approximately two-month long romance, including a letter of regret for breaking up sent a year later.

From Fortune

In a later recounting of the story, Xu’s father said his greatest regret was asking the police whether they might still recover their money.

Xu’s father later said his greatest regret was asking the officer whether they might still get their money back.

The higher the regret, the higher the chance of choosing that action next time.

It includes an algorithm called the Monte Carlo Counterfactual Regret Minimization, which evaluates all future actions to figure out which one would cause the least amount of regret.

Like his old man, he keeps it reined in, but when talking about fishing, a true regret seeps out.

Scalise has called the talk, which he delivered in a hotel outside New Orleans, “a mistake I regret.”

And his understandable expressions of regret—now that his book is tanking—come as too little, too late.

The report said the CIA expressed regret for not ultimately punishing him.

Trierweiler has also expressed regret over the tweet in a recent interview with the U.K. Observer.

That Lawrence, whom he looked upon almost as a son, should take up arms against the South was to him a source of endless regret.

Never before in human experience had such a display of kindly feeling and profound regret been witnessed in similar circumstances.

She abruptly turned and went into the house, and much to Lawrence's regret he did not see her again.

I rather regret now that I did not play my solos, but perhaps it is just as well to leave them until another time.

The little glimpse of domestic harmony which had been offered her, gave her no regret, no longing.


On this page you'll find 124 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to regret, such as: anguish, annoyance, apology, bitterness, concern, and contrition.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.