Thoughtfully, for I could not be here once more, and so near Agnes, without the revival of those regrets
with which I had so long been occupied.
I had chosen this text-tell me, dear D'Artagnan, if it is not to your taste-'NON INUTILE EST DESIDERIUM IN OBLATIONE'; that is, 'A little regret
is not unsuitable in an offering to the Lord.
Darcy's sister, as by Wickham's account, she would make him abundantly regret
what he had thrown away.
Let us regret
their absence to ourselves for our own sakes, but not speak of it.
Love and regret
go hand in hand in this world of changes swifter than the shifting of the clouds reflected in the mirror of the sea.
In this world the penalty is less equal than could be wished; but without presuming to look forward to a juster appointment hereafter, we may fairly consider a man of sense, like Henry Crawford, to be providing for himself no small portion of vexation and regret
: vexation that must rise sometimes to self-reproach, and regret
to wretchedness, in having so requited hospitality, so injured family peace, so forfeited his best, most estimable, and endeared acquaintance, and so lost the woman whom he had rationally as well as passionately loved.
Do not regret
our friendship," said Athos, "that will only die with ourselves.
Finding that I took an interest in the subject, he expressed a regret
that the true nature and extent of his enterprise and its national character and importance had never been understood, and a wish that I would undertake to give an account of it.
She might not wonder, but she must sigh that her father should feel no degradation in his change, should see nothing to regret
in the duties and dignity of the resident landholder, should find so much to be vain of in the littlenesses of a town; and she must sigh, and smile, and wonder too, as Elizabeth threw open the folding-doors and walked with exultation from one drawing-room to the other, boasting of their space; at the possibility of that woman, who had been mistress of Kellynch Hall, finding extent to be proud of between two walls, perhaps thirty feet asunder.
He has told me so with a warmth of manner which spoke his regret
at having believed the contrary himself.
And it required still more character never to regret
the sudden step.
I now, weak, old, diseased, poor, dying, hold still my soul in my hands, and I regret
It was like a long debauch, from which I emerged with regret
that it should ever end.
And there's no use talking, I'm plumb soaking with regret
that I can't put my arms around you again that time you leaned your head on my breast and cried in the wind and rain.
You have guessed wrong; I do regret
," she answered.