Alack vs. Alas

Alack vs. Alas — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Alack and Alas

Alackinterjunction

Used to express sorrow, regret, or alarm

"Whatever I long for makes me cry alack. / Whatever I wish, I quickly take it back" (Richard Wilbur).

Alasinterjunction

Used to express sorrow, regret, grief, compassion, or apprehension of danger or evil.

Alackinterjection

An expression of sorrow or mourning.

Alasnoun

A type of depression which occurs in Yakutia, formed by the subsidence of permafrost.

Alasadverb

by bad luck;

unfortunately it rained all dayalas, I cannot stay
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