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Definitions of sorry

  1. feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
  2. bad; unfortunate; " my finances were in a deplorable state"; " a lamentable decision"; " her clothes were in sad shape"; " a sorry state of affairs"
  3. depressing in character or appearance; " drove through dingy streets"; " the dismal prison twilight"- Charles Dickens; " drab old buildings"; " a dreary mining town"; " gloomy tenements"; " sorry routine that follows on the heels of death"- B. A. Williams
  4. without merit; " a sorry horse"; " a sorry excuse"; " a lazy no- count, good- for- nothing goldbrick"; " the car was a no- good piece of junk"
  5. feeling or expressing sorrow or pity; " a pitying observer threw his coat around her shoulders"; " let him perish without a pitying thought of ours wasted upon him"- Thomas De Quincey
  6. having regret or sorrow or a sense of loss over something done or undone; " felt regretful over his vanished youth"; " regretful over mistakes she had made"
  7. keenly sorry or regretful; " felt bad about letting the team down"; " was sorry that she had treated him so badly"; " felt bad about breaking the vase"
  8. Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; -- now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
  9. Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
  10. Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
  11. Feeling regret for loss, disappointment, etc.; pained; feeling pity; as, sorry for a cripple; repentant; as, sorry for sin; mournful; dismal; as, a sorry sight; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
  12. Sorrier.
  13. Sorriest.
  14. Grieved for something past: melancholy: poor: worthless.
  15. SORRILY.
  16. SORRINESS.
  17. Grieved for the past; regretful; poor; mean.
  18. Grieved or pained; regretful.
  19. Poor; paltry.
  20. Grieved at some loss or misfortune; chagrined; poor; mean; vile; worthless.
  21. Grieved for something past; poor; mean; worthless.
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Usage examples for sorry

  1. There isn't anybody I can think of will be sorry to have me go. – Two Boys and a Fortune by Matthew White, Jr.
  2. " I am sorry to say that I do not, mamma. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  3. I'm sorry my dear. – His Family by Ernest Poole
  4. I'm very sorry of course. – The Black Bar by George Manville Fenn
  5. " I'm sorry I took it," said Bixby. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue in the Big Woods by Laura Lee Hope
  6. Well, he said, in a way I'm sorry – The Coast of Adventure by Harold Bindloss
  7. Are you sorry for that? – The Story Of Kennett by Bayard Taylor
  8. I am sorry to hear it. – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  9. Well, I was as sorry as you. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  10. He'll be sorry he ever monkeyed around me! – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  11. I am sorry for what I said over at Lydia's. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  12. " Oh, I'm so sorry said the rabbit. – Uncle Wiggily's Travels by Howard R. Garis
  13. Glad for her, but very sorry for you. – Nine Little Goslings by Susan Coolidge
  14. Sorry it isn't a better room. – Philo Gubb Correspondence-School Detective by Ellis Parker Butler
  15. How can you, when I say I am sorry for it? – The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford
  16. " I was sorry not to go," she said. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  17. And I'm sorry I have to be away to- night. – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  18. I am more sorry than I can say. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. And David's sorry too, right? – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. I am sorry you did not like it. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
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