A·las interj. An exclamation expressive of sorrow, pity, or apprehension of evil; -- in old writers, sometimes followed by day or white; alas the day, like alack a day, or alas the white.
adv : by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I
cannot stay" [syn: unfortunately, unluckily, regrettably]
[ant: fortunately, fortunately]