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transitive verbregretted, regretting
1(mistake/decision) arrepentirse de(decision/mistake) lamentarI regretted it as soon as I'd said it — me arrepentí en cuanto lo dije
- don't do anything you might regret — no hagas nada de lo que te puedas arrepentir
- we regret any inconvenience caused — rogamos disculpen las molestias (que hayamos podido ocasionar)
- you'll regret this! — ¡te vas a arrepentir de esto!
- I may live to regret this, but … — es probable que luego me arrepienta, pero …
- to regret -ing — arrepentirse de
- I regret not having kept in touch with them — me arrepiento de / lamento no haber mantenido el contacto con ellos
- I regret that I shall be unable to attend — lamento no poder asistir
- to regret to + inf — lamentar tener que + inf
- we regret to announce that … — lamentamos tener que anunciar que …
- we regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful — lamentamos comunicarle / informarle que en esta ocasión su solicitud no ha prosperado
- it is to be regretted that … — (+ subj) es lamentable que …
- I went cold right to the bone and immediately regretted my feelings and words.
- He shut his eyes immediately, probably regretting the words he had just uttered.
- ‘I always come here when I want to be alone,’ I said, immediately regretting my words.
- Rachel hid her amused smirk behind her mug, immediately regretting the leaving of her fan in the carriage.
- Nikki looked confused, but a light made her eyes flash and I immediately regretted my choice of words.
- He saw the woman flinch and immediately regretted his tone.
- Maureen's cheeks were tinted red, and I immediately regretted my words.
- I wearily picked it up, immediately regretting it.
- She stood quickly, regretting it immediately.
- I regretted the words immediately, knowing that they'd carried an inference of sourness, and guessing that she'd notice.
- I slammed the door behind me, immediately regretting it, for I could hear Brendan's heavy footsteps as he ran off to tell Mom.
- I gulped, immediately regretting my decision but I was afraid to tell Mrs. Beckett that I changed my mind so quickly.
- She furrowed her eyebrows and sat up swiftly, immediately regretting it when the room (that she noted as Eden and Eric's) spun before her in a cyclone.
- He rolled over and opened his eyes, immediately regretting it.
- I groaned and threw my head to the side, regretting it immediately after.
- The timid first-year student who confines him/herself to campus always regrets it later.
- The boy looked taken back and immediately she regretted her words.
- Furious, she slammed her fist against a near redstone wall, and immediately regretted it.
- She took one last look at me and regretted it immediately.
- She shook her head angrily, immediately regretting it.
1(sadness) pesar masculine(remorse) arrepentimiento masculineto his everlasting regret — para su eterno pesar
- it is with regret that we announce … — lamentamos tener que anunciar que …
- my biggest/one regret is that I didn't have children — lo que más lamento/lo único que lamento es no haber tenido hijos
- do you have any regrets about your life? — ¿hay algo de lo que te arrepientes?
- I've no regrets about leaving — no me arrepiento de haberme ido
- The meetings are bittersweet, weighed down by regret, guilt and grief.
- When she expressed her regret to me later, I told her that had she married him he would have abandoned her as soon as he became a star.
- Her lament does not express regret for a breach of fidelity, but rather the deep sadness of the final farewell.
- He expressed his regret to the families and people who had lost their jobs and said it was a huge loss to the economy.
- He expresses bitter regret at the lives he has destroyed but admits he will never stop abusing and claims he is always relieved when the police catch up with him.
- It does not matter what counsel may think, it is never wise, as many have learnt to their regret, to come without the pleadings.
- They took a bow, and then Brandon stepped away from Kitty, much to her regret.
- The girl had had a nervous breakdown, she added, expressing shame and regret at her adolescent cowardice.
- The motive was obviously to express regret abut the predicament, and there it is.
- She went on to express regret about handing over the rights to her show.
- Letting go of her hand much to her regret, he opened the door and walked in.
- It's hoped that it will reduce feelings of regret, remorse and guilt, which are all core to the experience of Post Traumatic Stress.
- Did he ever express regret about not having gone back to recording sooner?
- She would have expressed little regret had the courts sentenced him to death.
- The mothers expressed sadness and regret when there was no father-child relationship.
- This is serious business, and to express regret at the severity of his punishment is a shade hypocritical.
- Stephanie injected the agent carefully with the serum, pretending to put on a look of disappointment and regret on her face.
- There was regret, guilt, sadness, fear and surprise all mingled together.
- Later, he expressed his regret over the incident, but Tyra had already come to a decision.
- Contacted yesterday, Mr Taylor expressed no regret for the monies lost by his clients by investing in his companies.
2regrets pluralexcusas feminineto send one's regrets — presentar sus (or mis etc.) excusas
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