If the stone fall upon the egg, alas for the egg! If the egg fall upon the stone, alas for the egg!
This alas is the real world.
I love football but, alas, I have no talent as a player.
For many people, alas, hunger is part of everyday life.
alas, my funds have some limitations
but the textbook writer is not, alas, invariably endowed with infinite wisdom.
Mosquito-nets, alas, are indispensable.
Alas, she died young.
Alas, what ill luck has befallen me!
Alas! We are ruined.
Many of our pioneers are still alive... but, alas, many of them aren't alive any more.
Fortune smiled on him.
He gave away his entire fortune to an old friend's daughter, and expected nothing in return.
Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty.
Do you see all those skeletons strewn around? Don't you think this fortune is unclaimed for a reason?
An inexperienced stock speculator could easily let his business go to pot and lose his entire fortune.
A week before she died she changed her will and left her entire fortune to her dog Pookie.
Having hit a streak of bad luck, my fortune had gone to pot in no time.
A daughter of the first Earl of Gowrie was courted by a young gentleman much her inferior in rank and fortune.
All of the longing and wishes for good fortune are wrapped up in the fragile skin of the dumplings.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
A son who could not learn to paddle his own canoe does not deserve to inherit his father's fortune.
A fortune teller once told Christopher Columbus that he would become a famous man. Columbus, in turn, got angry and demanded his money back - claiming that even a child could state something so obvious.
To believe that an unexpected big fortune will come your way is to build a castle in Spain.
3. we regret to inform you that
English word "unfortunately"(we regret to inform you that) occurs in sets:INFORMAL -> FORMAL/NEUTRAL