Greenspan was the leading advocate of this ideological assumption, for which he has recently and ruefully apologized.
Somewhere, a no-longer-in-the-league Tebow is ruefully nodding.
Passing an old station wagon pulling a motor home, he says ruefully, "That's where I'll be living soon."
At the climax of the play, Willy Loman ruefully tells his two sons that he was fired that day from his job.
“Not well,” he says ruefully when I ask how the distinguished former Nightly News anchorman reacted.
"That will do splendidly," ruefully said the doctor, aware of sacrificing truth to diplomacy.
"But some of Pepsy's ideas and plans have been very big, Walter," his aunt said ruefully.
“That, evidently, is what they did,” admitted Neeland ruefully.
"That isn't the way your mother looks at it," Adams said, ruefully.
"We'll have to send out into the highways and compel them to come in," said Harriet ruefully.