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[ey-lahs] /eɪˈlɑs/
interjection, French.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • helas, monsieur, I can advance nothing but my prayers and the assurance that a hideous mistake is being made.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • The office of Seneschal in a province such as Dauphiny is helas!

    St. Martin's Summer Rafael Sabatini
  • Cette femme les voyant tous si jolis se mit pleurer, & leur dit, helas!

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
  • Monsieur, helas pourquoy est vostre fiance mise en personne si indigne, pour subonner ce que est entierement vostre.

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