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(I'm) sorry.

an expression used to excuse oneself politely or apologize, especially when one has collided with someone, when one has offended someone, or to ask someone to repeat what has been said. "I'm sorry," I said to the woman I bumped into. I'm sorry, what did you say? I couldn't hear you.

sorry

and pathetic
mod. pitiful; drawing ridicule or scorn; worthy more of condemnation than pity. (In colloquial use these words are usually used in sarcasm and disgust.) You are one sorry bastard! You are a pathetic person and a pathetic example of a quarterback!
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This was his first surgery ever on any body part, which contributed to his pessimistic outlook and his even sorrier stats (3.
When informed he'd still be getting cited, he got even sorrier.
Editor's Note: Melanie, I'm so sorry to hear about your health problems and even sorrier to offend you.
The recent brouhaha surrounding Jennifer Holliday and her self-proclaimed injury regarding the current film version of "Dreamgirls" recalls the even sorrier, more egregious spectacle of all those "A Chorus Line" thesps whining about not receiving enough--I emphasize, enough--money from their original turn in that other Michael Bennett musical so many years ago.
We're sorry that we have the decadent popular culture we do at home, and we're even sorrier to be exporting it.
But while Bennett may chuckle at the scenes from the film, it's an altogether sorrier trip from not so long ago that is far fresher in his mind.
But, I am even sorrier that it took so long for that knowledge to sink in.
They no longer do what they are good at, and they are sorrier for it.
Sally Mann says she's sorry for a governor whose imagination "must have run wild conjuring up the visual horrors" described in the letter; and sorrier still "for the other artists working in a sincere and honest way for whom this threat must be chilling.
Donnellan apologized: "Don't blame me for no one can be sorrier for it than I am myself but sure I did not know what I was doing.
And some of the sorrier aspects shouldn't detract from the excellent work done by many news organizations.
Hell, yes, the country was in a sorry way, and Washington sorrier still.
However, I'm even sorrier to hear that COUNTRYSIDE hasn't been fulfilling one of its primary missions: helping people--or at least this person--cope with tough times.