rueful[ roo-fuh l ]SEE DEFINITION OF rueful
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUEFUL
Duncan drew a rueful face, contemplating the place where she had been.
"You were right," affirmed Kirkwood, with a rueful and crooked smile.
You will do the anathema--rueful rather than enraged--from the tent opening.
Captain Elisha, with a rueful smile, pointed to the floral centerpiece.
"Naturally, and with reason," was the answer, delivered with a rueful smile.
This was the windmill, indeed, and he a poor knight of rueful countenance.
With which the manager relapsed into silence, rueful and melancholy.
"It went terribly against the grain," he said, with a rueful laugh.
And poor Sandy turned a rueful look on the surrounders as he finished.
"Well, it is a good way," began Peter, with rather a rueful face.
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