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Alas and Alack

Alas and Alack is a tautogram (all words start with the same letter). View more tautograms!


"Alas and Alack" is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney. A print of the film survives in the National Film Archive.

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Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

Alack is archaic; alas and alack is a tiresome CLICHE. al barre. See at (the) bar. albeit. This conjunction, though termed "archaic" by Eric Partridge (the British lexicographer), thrives in AmE, both legal and nonlegal. And it still appears in BrE , esp. in legal writing. Labeled "literary" in the COD, the word albeit means " though" and introduces concessive phrases and sometimes subordinate clauses. The even more literary howbeit, by contrast, means "nevertheless" and begins principal ...

Google previewFowler's Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

airs and graces, alas and alack, bag and baggage, betwixt and between, bits and pieces/bobs, fit and well, leaps and bounds, lo and behold, rant and rave, in any shape or form. These are technically tautological but totally idiomatic. (b) Others are fixed collocations, either because one of the components is used in an archaic sense and would not now be understood by itself, or because the combination has acquired a meaning different from ...

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