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noun 
  1. (archaic) repentance, Repentance, regret.
  2. (archaic) pity, Pity, compassion.
verb (rues, ruing or rueing, rued)
  1. (obsolete) (transitive) To make (someone) repent of sin or regret some past action.
  2. (obsolete) (transitive) To make (someone) feel sorrow or pity.
  3. (transitive) To repent or regret (some past action); to wish a past action undone.
I rued the day I crossed paths with her.
  1. (archaic) (intransitive) To feel compassion or pity.
    • Late C14: Madame, reweth upon my peynes smerte " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales

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