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Negative ConnotationPlay
When used as a verb, 'rue' carries a sense of deep regret, often suggesting a lingering sadness. SlideHe rued not visiting his grandmother before she passed away.
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Past ActionsPlay
'Rue' often reflects on past decisions or actions that one wishes could be undone or done differently. SlideShe rued her hasty words to her friend.
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Formal ExpressionPlay
'Rue' is a formal word, more common in written English or formal speech than in everyday conversation. SlideThe CEO rued the company's missed opportunities in his statement.