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rue



Pronunciation: (rOO), [key]
v., rued, ru•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to feel sorrow over; repent of; regret bitterly: to rue the loss of opportunities.
2. to wish that (something) had never been done, taken place, etc.: I rue the day he was born.

v.i.
to feel sorrow, repentance, or regret.

n.
1. sorrow; repentance; regret.
2. pity or compassion.

rue



Pronunciation: (rOO), [key]
n.
any strongly scented plant of the genus Ruta, esp. R. graveolens, having yellow flowers and leaves formerly used in medicine. Cf. rue family.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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