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  • r  in a rueful manner
    `I made a big mistake,' he said ruefully

  • How many of us have choked back irrational anger, only to ruefully shake our heads later over what might have become something far worse? The news networks understand the tragic .
  • But the mobility and communication is no less potent, as Erap, as Estrada is known, would now ruefully acknowledge.
  • Because of that "freaky little slip of the scalpel," as Johnson ruefully characterizes it, he endured seven "nerve-racking" months.
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  • PR facing pricey waterfront issues
    PORT RICHEY — For a town billing itself as a waterfront community, Port Richey officials ruefully noted Tuesday night, both of its fishing piers are closed for the foreseeable future.
    Aug. 30, 2013 - The Suncoast News Pasco

  • Barry Morse in Globe and Mail
    Barry Morse said in a 1966 interview "On the whole, I suppose the old Fugitive has been a good thing...... even though I sometimes think rather ruefully that I'm doing more running than Richard Kimble."
  • Pervez Musharraf in Times of India
    I thought ruefully that while leaders of other countries only visit scenes of carnage later or see it on a television screen, I was personally in the midst of it,writes Musharraf.
  • Kit Bond in New York Times
    Mr. McConnell has "admitted ruefully that he's not experienced in politics," Mr. Bond told reporters last week. "And I suggested to him that he is getting a whole lot of experience very quickly."

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