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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 previewGarner's Modern American Usage (2009)

by Bryan Garner

Alas and alack is a tiresome cliché. Because the words are so old-fashioned, virtually all uses have a touch of humorous irony. See archaisms. Albanian. This term may refer to someone from either ...

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

the realm ofpossibility unfeeling matter- of-fact unfold come into play unfortunately alas and alack unfounded no basis in fact unsubstantiated without basis in fact without foundation unhappily alas and ...

Google previewDictionary of Yiddish Slang and Idioms (1983)

by Fred Kogos

Alarm clock Vek-zaiger Alas and alack! Och un vai!

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 , ...

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 ...

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