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sorry

  

      adj   , -rier, -riest  
1    usually postpositive; often foll by: for   feeling or expressing pity, sympathy, remorse, grief, or regret  
I feel sorry for him     
2    pitiful, wretched, or deplorable  
a sorry sight     
3    poor; paltry  
a sorry excuse     
4    affected by sorrow; sad  
5    causing sorrow or sadness  
      interj  
6    an exclamation expressing apology, used esp. at the time of the misdemeanour, offence, etc.  
     (Old English sarig; related to Old High German serag; see sore)  
  sorrily      adv  
  sorriness      n  
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sorrily, sorcery, sorrel, sorrow

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
n.
very short haircut
n.
to release sth that is tied up
n.
casser la figure
n.
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
exp.
mieux vaut tenir que courir
v.
to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
n.
ce que l'épée coupe se guérit, ce que la bouche coupe ne se guérit pas
n.
cela est évident, irréfutable
cela est évident, irréfutable
exp.
ne coupe pas le chardon le jour de l'ascension
exp.
dans le cuir des autres, il est facile de couper des lanières
ce proverbe signifie qu'il est plus aisé de maltraiter un bien qui ne nous appartient pas
exp.
sème pendant que la lune croît, et coupe ou cueille pendant qu'elle décroît
n.
ce n'est ni le glaive qui coupe, ni le vin qui enivre
n.
en pleine lune d'août, coupe ton bois, et cet hiver, tu n'auras pas froid
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