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Regret

See also Remorse.
Epimetheus Pandora’s
husband; regretted opening box. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 90]
Hale, Nathan
(1755–1776) American Revolutionary spy, hanged by British; regretted only having one life to give for country. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1176]
Moses
led his people to threshold of promised land but could not enter. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 34:1–4]
Nebo, Mt.
from which Moses views promised land he cannot enter. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 34:1–4]
raspberry
symbol of regret and grief. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
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But Cody distinguishes himself by letting in a few shafts of light, showing that there was more compassion in this lonely soul's midst than he could have guessed and giving the murders and the execution something of the special regretfulness of tragedy.
The sense of regretfulness and uncertainty that pervades poems like "Mirage" and "Another Spring" becomes outright dissatisfaction and distress in poems like "Weary in Well-Doing" (1866).
We ate an ice cream in the Harmony Teashop my mother called "The Patisserie," we stopped in to hear Lettie, the postmistress, who perhaps had acquired her sweet regretfulness from palping what billets doux would pass in and out of Freedom, say, as she said nearly every day to one or another of us children, "Nothing today dear," and we visited the hut where, under the wing's of Pegasus, John pumped gas, probably no more than a dozen times a day, and when we came by always put me on his knee and talked with my mother.