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Expressing SadnessPlay
Use 'alas' to show heartfelt sorrow in response to an event or outcome. SlideAlas, the old tree in the garden has withered away.
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Soften Bad NewsPlay
'Alas' is often used to introduce disappointing news more gently. SlideAlas, the concert has been canceled due to rain.
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Concern for OthersPlay
It's appropriate to use 'alas' when expressing concern for someone's misfortune. SlideAlas, he's been ill and couldn’t attend the meeting.