Ruefully in a Sentence  πŸ”Š

Definition of Ruefully

in a way that expresses regret

Examples of Ruefully in a sentence

The little boys ruefully apologized for breaking the window.  πŸ”Š

Even though Ann wanted to buy one of the vendor’s jackets, she was short on cash so she ruefully declined the seller’s offer to try on the coat.  πŸ”Š

Jim ruefully noted how well his ex-girlfriend seemed to be doing without him.  πŸ”Š

When Maggie returned to her childhood home, all she could do was smile ruefully as she remembered the fun times.  πŸ”Š

Day after day, Jack ruefully looked out the window for his deceased wife.  πŸ”Š

Since I could not attend Alan’s party, I had to ruefully decline his invite.  πŸ”Š

We always speak ruefully of our dead grandmother on her birthday.  πŸ”Š

Before the teenager returned my stolen purse, he looked at me ruefully and stuttered an apology.  πŸ”Š

Edmund ruefully picked up the pieces of the picture frame he had accidentally broken.  πŸ”Š

When questioned by the police, the scared boy ruefully admitted he had been involved in the burglary.  πŸ”Š

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