Sorry

Definition of Sorry

Sor´ry
a.1.Grieved for the loss of some good; pained for some evil; feeling regret; - now generally used to express light grief or affliction, but formerly often used to express deeper feeling.
Ye were made sorry after a godly manner.
- 2 Cor. vii. 9.
I am sorry for thee, friend; 't is the duke's pleasure.
- Shak.
She entered, were he lief or sorry.
- Spenser.
2.Melancholy; dismal; gloomy; mournful.
All full of chirking was this sorry place.
- Chaucer.
3.Poor; mean; worthless; as, a sorry excuse.
Cheeks of sorry grain will serve.
- Milton.
Good fruit will sometimes grow on a sorry tree.
- Sir W. Scott.

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