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feeling or expressing pain or sorrow for sins or offenses

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Rueful comedy from Judd Apatow, who's a better writer than director.
The result is a history of the nation's birth that gets exactly the treatment it needs: irreverent admiration for the pluck of visionaries and rueful honesty about the founding ideas that still shape our reality.
Over time, what accrues is a somewhat rueful, gently astonishing take on contemporary American life.
DAMASCUS, (SANA) - Agha Khan Network for Development (AKND) underlined that providing small funds has continued normally and according to the plan scheduled during the last period of the current year despite of the rueful events taking place in Syria.
IF DERMOT WELD is entitled to feel a little rueful that the admirable Famous Name has found a Group 1 win elusive, he received a significant measure of compensation when Emulous, another Khalid Abdullah horse, won the Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes.
We had put ourselves in a good position with Tadgh''s goals and then we shot ourselves in the foot," reflected a rueful Staunton, who rated it the club's best performance under his stewardship.
Amis' razor-sharp prose is still there, so too is his ability to casually shock and amuse, but there is a more serious and rueful side to the story now.
He'd give this sort of rueful smile and say: "Only to show I love you.
Steven Esom would have been permitted a rueful smile after former boss Sir Stuart Rose levelled his rhetorical cannons at the UK's next best-loved retailing knight, Sir Alan Sugar.
The members have also shared that the reason behind them coming together once again is the rueful state of popular music.
Carlisle had led when Michael Bridges (right) gave them the lead, but his rueful boss Greg Abbott said: "It's a cruel game and I am hurting.
Said a rueful Powell: "The amount of games we are playing is taking it's toll.
Lyndhurst plays divorced Jimmy Venables, living with his children and his rueful mother-in-law.
When you play Barcelona, you have to respect them, but I think we gave them too much respect," said a rueful Slomka.
Israeli media carried extensive retrospective reports Monday in honor of the 30th anniversary, though the tone was often rueful.