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"Or than me either, I'm afraid," he added, with a ruefulness that was not ill-tempered.
TRISTRAM OF BLENTANTHONY HOPE
"They will all laugh at me," sighed the subdued Annie, with comical ruefulness.
"I am not so sure of that," he said with pretended ruefulness, feeling in the breast pocket of his shirt.
"Ah, yes; he has excellent common-sense," Lady Agatha echoed, with a ruefulness which made Mary laugh suddenly.
MARY GRAYKATHARINE TYNAN
In the midst of his ruefulness the doctor, a capable-looking man of five and thirty, entered the room.
SEPTIMUSWILLIAM J. LOCKE
This she offered in her gentle way, even with a humorous ruefulness, Madame Beattie would find her so inadequate.
THE PRISONERALICE BROWN
Must have refused him, for he went away in a kind of amazed ruefulness, which even you would have pitied.
A CANADIAN HEROINEMRS. HARRY COGHILL
He had been too sanguine not to do it with some ruefulness after the first few months.
Earth gets its price for what earth gives us, she quoted, with a mixture of ruefulness and humor.
Then she gave a tug to the child's coat, glancing at her up and down with some ruefulness.
WHAT MAISIE KNEWHENRY JAMES

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