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Adjective
Feeling regret or penitence
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“I'm really sorry for the hurtful words I uttered.”
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Feeling sad or distressed through sympathy
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“I'm sorry to hear about the passing of your dear grandmother.”
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Causing unhappiness or distress
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“I do feel a genuine sense of betrayal when I see the sorry state of affairs in this country.”
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Feeling pity for someone
“She kindly gave some money to the homeless man as she felt sorry for him.”
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In a poor or pitiful state
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“We hosted a wild party that night and the house was a sorry sight the following morning.”
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Deserving of contempt
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“You want respect and yet you pull a sorry stunt like this?”
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(especially of a place) Poor in quality and appearance
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Significantly unimportant and deserving of little to no attention
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Humble or lower in rank or status
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Damaged or shabby to the point of being no longer usable
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Interjection
Expressing regret or asking for forgiveness
Sorry, El Guapo. But could it be that once again, you are angry at something else, and are looking to take it out on me?”
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Used when someone does not understand or has failed to hear what someone has said
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Used to express acknowledgement of someone's misfortune
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