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adjective as in sad, heartbroken

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In discussing his two leading characters, he has said, “I didn’t want us to feel sorry for them.”

I’m even more sorry to report that Val Curtis, the British hygiene scholar we interviewed, died in October.

We are truly sorry, but unfortunately, the vaccine supply is not under our control.

To account for travel restrictions between the United States and Canada, the North Division — sorry, the Scotia North Division — is composed of the league’s seven Canadian teams.

To attend and then leave, it is, “I’m sorry, I have to go now.”

Its biggest asset, of course, is the steely Atwell, who never asks you to feel sorry for Carter despite all the sexism around her.

So she lies to the knight, telling him Madalena is sorry and wants him back.

I am so sorry that your parents did this to you, developing their own discriminatory take on your existence.

“Sorry I can't give you more, but at this time our office has no comment,” his spokesman, Sergio Gor, said.

“I feel sorry for what she did to Russ and his daughter,” Gill said.

Bernard was uncomfortable enough not to care to be mocked; but he felt even more sorry that Gordon should be.

"I will," gruffly replied the man, with a look which showed that he was sorry to be forced to choose the second alternative.

He felt very sorry for the Temecula people, the sheriff did; but he had to obey the law himself.

"I am sorry," she replied instead, not saying a word about the poor little toes which the pretty pink lady had crushed.

Meanwhile, as you may well believe, he began to feel very sorry that he had said anything about the verses.


On this page you'll find 129 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sorry, such as: apologetic, contrite, remorseful, regretful, touched, and attritional.

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