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  • You’ll rue the day you betrayed me.
  • I rue the day we met.
  • This kept him away pretty effectually after that first fiery scene, when Laurella had flown at him like a fierce little vixen and told him that she never wanted to see his face again, that she rued the day she married him, and intended to leave him as soon as she could put foot to the ground.
    Grace MacGowan Cooke  --  The Power and the Glory
  • You will rue the day you laid hands on Janos Slynt.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons

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  • When I catch you—and find you I shall—I shall make you rue the day you were born!
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • "That’s a fair young lady to hand to a coach in the dark, Mr. Darnay!" he said, ruing his new goblet.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • How many a man has committed himself on a short acquaintance, and rued it all the rest of his life!
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Nay, cursed be thou; since against his thy will Chose freely what it now so justly rues.
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • If the man who had but one little ewe lamb that was dear to him as a daughter, that ate of his bread and drank of his cup, and lay in his bosom, had by some mistake slaughtered it at the shambles, he would not have rued his bloody blunder more than I now rue mine.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God’s rightwiseness to withsay.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • It was these three huts that I associated with all my happiness, with life itself, and I rued the fact that I had not kissed each of them before I left.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • I bespoke a room at a portside inn, and in the following days, there were many times that I rued my rashness, for it proved no simple matter to decide what course to follow.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • I said come down this minute for if I have to climb these stairs I’ll warm your behind and you’ll rue the day.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • They may wallow in their filth then and rue the day when they drove a patriot into exile.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • —Ah, it’s a scandalous shame for you, Stephen, said his mother, and you’ll live to rue the day you set your foot in that place.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But I tell him that I’ll be a sharp thorn in his side for many a long day to come; and I tell you two, again, that you don’t know him yet; and that you’ll rue the day you took compassion on the vagabond.’
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • He interrogated his sentinel of the Rues Droit-Mur and Petit-Picpus; that agent, who had remained imperturbably at his post, had not seen the man pass.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I lived butler with Miss Crawley for thirty years; and I little thought one of that family was a goin’ to ruing me—yes, ruing me"—said the poor fellow with tears in his eyes.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Son," he said, "I never rued a day in my life like the one I rued when I left that old mother of mine."
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • There’s many a mother’s child might ha’ rued it."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • He thanked Providence for having sent this happy idea to him; but, as he was preparing to cross the Place, in order to reach the tortuous labyrinth of the city, where meander all those old sister streets, the Rues de la Barillerie, de la Vielle-Draperie, de la Savaterie, de la Juiverie, etc., still extant to-day, with their nine-story houses, he saw the procession of the Pope of the Fools, which was also emerging from the court house, and rushing across the courtyard, with great cries,…
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "I haven’t been properly dry since August") "— and we’re going to make them rue the day they let that little bit of slime, Malfoy, buy his way onto their team."
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • If not, I’ll make her rue the day she refused me."
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
  • She keeps telling us we’re still dirty and if she has to come out to scrub us we’ll rue the day.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Get the keys and remove those chains from him, before you make me rue the day I raped your mother.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • The authorities rued the fact that they had allowed us study privileges, and Badenhorst was determined to rectify that mistake.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • Thereat laughed they all right jocundly only young Stephen and sir Leopold which never durst laugh too open by reason of a strange humour which he would not bewray and also for that he rued for her that bare whoso she might be or wheresoever.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He will rue the day, Miss Barry.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • At that epoch, certain houses abutting on the river, in the Rues Madame and d’Enfer, had keys to the Luxembourg garden, of which the lodgers enjoyed the use when the gates were shut, a privilege which was suppressed later on.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • In this manner, the barricade, walled on three streets, in front on the Rue de la Chanvrerie, to the left on the Rues du Cygne and de la Petite Truanderie, to the right on the Rue Mondetour, was really almost impregnable; it is true that they were fatally hemmed in there.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • All that old quarter of the Halles, which is like a city within a city, through which run the Rues Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, where a thousand lanes cross, and of which the insurgents had made their redoubt and their stronghold, would have appeared to him like a dark and enormous cavity hollowed out in the centre of Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Son," he said, "I never rued a day in my life like the one I rued when I left that old mother of mine."
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • I lived butler with Miss Crawley for thirty years; and I little thought one of that family was a goin’ to ruing me—yes, ruing me"—said the poor fellow with tears in his eyes.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The Rues Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, with their innumerable ramifications, rose one after the other, like trees intertwining their branches; and then the tortuous lines, the Rues de la Plâtrerie, de la Verrerie, de la Tixeranderie, etc., meandered over all.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The Rues Saint-Denis and Saint-Martin, with their innumerable ramifications, rose one after the other, like trees intertwining their branches; and then the tortuous lines, the Rues de la Plâtrerie, de la Verrerie, de la Tixeranderie, etc., meandered over all.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
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