feel sorry about (a sad fact or event, a mistake one has made, etc.), and wish it had not happened or was not true
feeling of sadness at the loss of sb/sth; feeling of annoyance, disappointment or repentance
"he drank to drown his sorrows"
"he wrote a note expressing his regret"
"to his rue, the error cost him the game"
"I regret I can't come to the party"
"I regret to say that you did not gain admission to Harvard"
Frantic with regret Of her he loves.
出自： W. Cowper
A face..less bright than usual, from regret at appearing so late.
出自： George Eliot
Don't..think that I have the slightest regret.
出自： J. Conrad
At times my life seems nothing but a series of regrets, of wrong turnings.
出自： P. Auster
I regret the speaking rivers I have known.
出自： S. Keyes
I regret to tell you that my brother died yesterday afternoon.
I regret to hear of your sister's death.
I regret causing him so much inconvenience.
误 She regretted for her past mistakes.
正 She regretted her past mistakes.
误 I regret informing you that we are unable to offer you employment.
正 I regret to inform you that we are unable to offer you employment.
误 I regret informing you that your application has been unsuccessful.
正 I regret to inform you that your application has been unsuccessful.
误 I deeply regret to say these words.
正 I deeply regret having said these words.
析 表示“为将要做的事而遗憾”应该用regret to- v ; 表示“为已做的某事而懊悔〔遗憾〕”应该用regret v -ing。
误 Please accept my regret at having to refuse the invitation.
正 Please accept my regrets at having to refuse the invitation.