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Definitions of rue

  1. European strong- scented perennial herb with gray- green bitter- tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
  2. feel remorse for; feel sorry for; be contrite about
  3. leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy
  4. ( French) a street or road in France
  5. sadness associated with some wrong done or some disappointment; " he drank to drown his sorrows"; " he wrote a note expressing his regret"; " to his rue, the error cost him the game"
  6. A perennial suffrutescent plant ( Ruta graveolens), having a strong, heavy odor and a bitter taste; herb of grace. It is used in medicine.
  7. Fig.: Bitterness; disappointment; grief; regret.
  8. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over.
  9. To cause to grieve; to afflict.
  10. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from.
  11. To feel sorrow and regret; to repent.
  12. Sorrow; repetance.
  13. An herb of bitter taste and strong odor, formerly used as a medicine; regret.
  14. To lament or be sorry for; repent of.
  15. A plant used in medicine, having a bitter taste and strong smell.
  16. To be sorry for: to lament:- pr. p. rueing; pa. t. and pa. p. rued.
  17. A bitter plant.
  18. To regret; repent.
  19. To be sorry for; feel remorse; grieve; pity.
  20. A small bushy herb with bitter leaves; a bitter draft.
  21. A strong- smelling plant, of repute formerly as a charm, and still in use as a stimulant.
  22. To lament; to regret sorrowfully.
  23. To lament; to grieve for; to repent.
  24. Sorrow; repentance.
  25. A perennial plant which is used medicinally.

Usage examples for rue

  1. De Mouy took advantage of this circumstance, turned down the Rue de Paradis, and disappeared. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. Walk up and down the Rue Vanneau, and come in again when you see Crevel go out. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  3. His visit to the Rue d'Ulm, and his promises of help were all explained. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  4. You would have to kiss rue for them if he were not here. – A People's Man by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  5. Opposite the Rue Jouy he stopped. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  6. " Madame Bernstein," so it ran, " 35, Rue Jacquarie, Paris." – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
  7. " That's all, I think," Mr. Grimston repeated, raising his voice slightly in order to drown the rumble that came through the open windows from the rue Auber. – The Inner Shrine by Basil King
  8. Cousin Betty, who had moved to the Rue Vanneau, into a nice little apartment on the third floor, left the ball at ten o'clock, but came back to see with her own eyes the two bonds bearing twelve hundred francs interest; one of them was the property of the Countess Steinbock, the other was in the name of Madame Hulot. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  9. Just round the corner of the Rue Clichet, in the court. – Helmet of Navarre by Bertha Runkle
  10. Coconnas hurriedly descended the Rue La Mortellerie, and reached the gates of the Louvre in less time than it would have taken an ordinary horse. – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  11. For a napoleon I received the address of a Parisian agent in the Rue Carcassonne, whose name I will confide in you, in case you should ever require his services. – The White Wolf and Other Fireside Tales by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. As we passed through the Rue Sainte Anne I asked him, with no other object than merely to break a long pause, whether he was still determined to quit France. – The Project Gutenberg Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte by Bourrienne, Constant, and Stewarton
  13. Yes- in the Rue St. Gingolphe. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  14. I fear you will rue it. – May Brooke by Anna H. Dorsey
  15. None doth rue me so sore as Lady Kriemhild, my wife. – The Nibelungenlied by Unknown
  16. I swear that he shall rue it. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  17. If you want to rue your bargain, I'll call it off. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
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