alack

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From Middle English alacke, alagge, probably from ah +‎ lack.

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alack

  1. An expression of sorrow or mourning.
    • Shakespeare:
      On a day (alack the day!)
      Love, whose month is ever May,
      Spied a blossom passing fair
      Playing in the wanton air.

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