Regret

Re*gret"

, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Regretted (-td); p. pr. & vb. n. Regretting.] [F. regretter, OF. regreter; L. pref. re- re- + a word of Teutonic origin; cf. Goth. grtan to weep, Icel. grta. See Greet to lament.] To experience regret on account of; to lose or miss with a sense of regret; to feel sorrow or dissatisfaction on account of (the happening or the loss of something); as, to regret an error; to regret lost opportunities or friends.
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Calmly he looked on either life, and here
Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear.
Pope.
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In a few hours they [the Israelites] began to regret their slavery, and to murmur against their leader.
Macaulay.
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Recruits who regretted the plow from which they had been violently taken.
Macaulay.
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