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adverb as in unfortunately

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Reading this smart double biography makes clear why that delay in the first instance, and omission in the second, is regrettable.

There are clearly scarier things going on these days then just Halloween, but that’s not going to stop anyone from making regrettable costuming decisions this weekend.

In response to the controversy, the NBA said in a statement that it was “regrettable” that Morey’s tweet offended fans in mainland China, but it also said it values the right of employees to weigh in on “matters important to them.”

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The NBA initially issued a statement saying that the league recognized that Morey’s tweet had “deeply offended many of our friends and fans in China, which is regrettable.”

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Regrettably, not many of them have been adequately translated.

The last few years have regrettably made the phrase “Republican pollster” less a job title than a punch line.

The crimes of the Deep South echo beyond the quaint courtrooms; the closing summations, regrettably, do not end in closure.

Mace, perhaps regrettably, told me the first call she received about getting into the race came from Washington.

There is still, regrettably, a great deal of prejudice in the world, racial as well as sexual.

You need merely follow world events and make sure that any—ah—regrettably final decisions are not made.

It is fragmentary—regrettably so, especially as stanzas 10-12 belong to Thomas Rymer.

She had heard that speech becomes regrettably loose in the heat of this sport.

Yet, on the other hand, if he had known her, his objections would have seemed regrettably personal.

There I found Toté undeniably long-legged and regrettably shy.


On this page you'll find 39 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to regrettably, such as: acutely, badly, grievously, intensely, severely, and sorely.

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