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alas

'unfortunately' is the definition.
('alas' is used to express regret)

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(Other definitions for alas that I've seen before include "Regrettably, unfortunately" , "woebegone expression" , "What a shame!" , "express regret thus" , "-- and alack!" .)

I've seen this clue in the Newsday.com, The Telegraph, the Evening Standard, the Sydney Morning Herald, The Mirror, the Universal and The Wall Street Journal.
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