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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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In asserting that "It is thus that ideals die; not in the conventional pageantry of honoured death, but sorrily, ignobly, while one's head is turned," the narrator suggests the extent to which the elephant is an important diversion in the narrative, a diversion both in the sense of a spectacular entertainment and in the sense of a deadly distraction.
Stacked up against a Boeing 747 or theConcorde, the average seaplane may seem sorrily passe.