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rue

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noun
  • type of evergreen shrub with bitter leaves formerly used in medicine [Barron]
  • sorrow; repentance; regret [Webster]
verb
  • to feel penitence, remorse, or regret for [Taisha]
intransitive verb
  • to feel sorrow, repentance, or regret [Webster]
transitive verb
  • to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly: to rue the loss of opportunities [Webster]

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