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husband; regretted opening box. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 90]
(1755–1776) American Revolutionary spy, hanged by British; regretted only having one life to give for country. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1176]
led his people to threshold of promised land but could not enter. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 34:1–4]
from which Moses views promised land he cannot enter. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 34:1–4]
symbol of regret and grief. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]