Ruing
Rue Rue, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Rued}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ruing}.] [OE. rewen, reouwen, to grive, make sorry, AS. hre['o]wan; akin to OS. hrewan, D. rouwen, OHG. hriuwan, G. reun, Icel. hruggr grieved, hrug[eth] sorrow. [root] 18. Cf. {Ruth}.] 1. To lament; to regret extremely; to grieve for or over. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

I wept to see, and rued it from my heart. --Chapmen. [1913 Webster]

Thy will Chose freely what it now so justly rues. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to grieve; to afflict. [Obs.] ``God wot, it rueth me.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. To repent of, and withdraw from, as a bargain; to get released from. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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