Regret in a sentence 🔊

Definition of Regret

To feel sorry about (a thing that has or has not happened), afterthink: to wish that a thing had not happened, that something else had happened instead. | (more generally) To feel sorry about (any thing). | Emotional pain on account of something done or experienced in the past, with a wish that it had been different; a looking back with dissatisfaction or with longing.

Short Example Sentences for Regret

  • 1. There were few to regret his going. 🔊
  • 2. I regret what she has done as much as you do. 🔊
  • 3. There was nothing to regret for a fortnight. 🔊
  • 4. It is a matter of great regret that we have no such river! 🔊
  • 5. But he does not regret the time spent in the study of him. 🔊
  • 6. Well, be it so, and who will regret it? 🔊
  • 7. How much I regret being so troublesome! 🔊
  • 8. I deeply regret that I have caused you this sorrow. 🔊
  • 9. They parted from him with great regret and many expressions of gratitude. 🔊
  • 10. I regret it, but we met and became very quickly devoted to one another. 🔊
  • 11. If I acted on your suggestion you might regret it ever after. 🔊
  • 12. I only regret that I am forced to deny his possession of this very grace. 🔊
  • 13. I regret all the trouble I give you, but it will not go on long. 🔊

How to use Regret in Sentences?

  • 1. It was no matter of regret to him that he had only a sufficient store for one meal. 🔊
  • 2. And she thought with regret that the old tunes had died out with the people who sang them. 🔊
  • 3. Renouard had recovered sufficiently to murmur coldly his regret of this waste of time. 🔊
  • 4. There was a new regret in her tone, as there was in the inclination of her head. 🔊
  • 5. Our host expresses almost daily regret that he cannot talk with me on politics! 🔊
  • 6. He feared blindness and was forced to desist, to his lasting regret and our great loss. 🔊
  • 7. Her only regret was that Haidee too could not be revelling in the golden southern sunshine. 🔊
  • 8. There used to be a time, sir, when regret would have been far too mild a word for you. 🔊
  • 9. Now I have survived them all, and I fondly regret the sounds of voices that are still. 🔊
  • 10. How much I regret troubling you, but you must see that I cannot do otherwise.... 🔊
  • 11. She now had cause to regret it as she viewed the almost helpless confusion it had caused in her air service. 🔊
  • 12. Evelyn expressed the strongest regret when it was necessary to discontinue these meetings on account of the infirmities of the host. 🔊
  • 13. Is she to be blamed if she sighed with a passing regret at that hero's mysterious disappearance? 🔊
  • 14. Also he wanted to see her, and in his heart was a lurking hope that she might regret having lost him. 🔊
  • 15. I had repeated interviews with him, in which he expressed regret at not being able to make us more comfortable. 🔊
  • 16. She wept afresh at sight of him, divided between the tale of her woe and regret that no follower was left to dispense to him her hospitality. 🔊
  • 17. He thought with regret on the bargain he had made with his black friend, and set his wits to work to cheat him out of the conditions. 🔊
  • 18. As he stared at her in surprise, the impudence died out of his face, and he thought with regret of his ferocious jest and her stinging reply. 🔊
  • 19. I propose to devote the remainder of mine to it, and can only regret the wasted years that lie behind me, squandered in trivialities. 🔊
  • 20. I regret being obliged to tell you that some little time must yet elapse before I can send off the works. 🔊
  • 21. I must set out again in fifteen minutes, much as I regret not becoming more familiar with the pretty town. 🔊
  • 22. The Editor then, after expressing his regret that he had not been able to come, wanted to know if the party had been entertaining. 🔊