She regretted nothing and accepted her circumstance with courage and equanimity.
“To say she regretted it is too extreme,” Fiennes says of Nelly.
And then I regretted turning down this, but I was so grateful that it came back around.
Perle regretted to say that that wasn't a fair or legitimate question.
Kutcher later said he regretted letting his wife Demi Moore see the film—and not because of its awful reviews.
But he regretted his violence and told her so, which was fatal, or so it seemed to me.
Otherwise I may behave in a manner to be regretted in my calmer moments.
"I am so sorry if this has annoyed you," Lessingham regretted.
Strange as it seemed, they regretted that he had not been able to make his break across the mountains.
I endeavoured to reprove him as he deserved, for I regretted the loss of my Bible.
"to look back with distress or sorrowful longing; to grieve for on remembering," late 14c., from Old French regreter "long after, bewail, lament someone's death; ask the help of" (Modern French regretter), from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + -greter, possibly from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old English grætan "to weep;" Old Norse grata "to weep, groan"), from Proto-Germanic *gretan "weep." "Not found in other Romance languages, and variously explained" [Century Dictionary].
Related: Regretted; regretting. Replaced Old English ofþyncan, from of- "off, away," here denoting opposition, + þyncan "seem, seem fit" (as in methinks).
"pain or distress in the mind at something done or left undone," 1530s, from the verb, or from Middle French regret, back-formation from regreter (see regret (v.)).