Definitions for "Alas"
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.
by bad luck; "unfortunately it rained all day"; "alas, I cannot stay"
Synonym for "unfortunately" that carries the additional messages: (1) the writer personally feels the pain being described; (2) the writer is as old as a Cretaceous fossil.
ALAS was a mid 1970s, mostly instrumental progressive rock group in argentine rock. They were also one of the major players in the tango-rock movevement in Argentina during that period, alongside Rodolfo Mederos's group and Invisible. In spite of their short existence, many prog-rock fans view ALAS as one of the most original sounding in their genre.
A large depression of the ground surface produced by thawing of a large area (e.g., 1 ha) of very thick and exceedingly ice-rich permafrost.
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