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  • We had our problems with Saddam, but we warned the Americans they would rue the day they toppled him.†   (source)
  • Son," he said, "I never rued a day in my life like the one I rued when I left that old mother of mine."†   (source)
  • She keeps telling us we're still dirty and if she has to come out to scrub us we'll rue the day.†   (source)
  • If not, I'll make her rue the day she refused me.†   (source)
  • Get the keys and remove those chains from him, before you make me rue the day I raped your mother.†   (source)
  • He will rue the day, Miss Barry.†   (source)
  • The authorities rued the fact that they had allowed us study privileges, and Badenhorst was determined to rectify that mistake.†   (source)
  • There's many a mother's child might ha' rued it.†   (source)
  • They may wallow in their filth then and rue the day when they drove a patriot into exile.†   (source)
  • How many a man has committed himself on a short acquaintance, and rued it all the rest of his life!†   (source)
  • —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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • "That's a fair young lady to hand to a coach in the dark, Mr. Darnay!" he said, ruing his new goblet.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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, a great flashing of torches, and the music which belonged to him, Gringoire.†   (source)
  • 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.'†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But since I see, that thou wilt here abide,
    And thus forslothe* wilfully thy tide,** *idle away **time
    God wot, *it rueth me;* and have good day.'†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-th" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "She rueth" in older English, today we say "She rues."
  • *Me rueth sore of* Hendy Nicholas: *I am very sorry for*
    He shall be *rated of* his studying, *chidden for*
    If that I may, by Jesus, heaven's king!†   (source)
  • "Thou saw'st thy child y-slain before thine eyen,
    And yet now lives my little child, parfay:* *by my faith
    Now, lady bright, to whom the woeful cryen,
    Thou glory of womanhood, thou faire may,* *maid
    Thou haven of refuge, bright star of day,
    Rue* on my child, that of thy gentleness *take pity
    Ruest on every rueful* in distress.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-st" is dropped, so that where they said "Thou ruest" in older English, today we say "You rue."
  • in counsel** be it said, *know **secret, confidence
    Me rueth sore I am unto her tied;
    For, an'* I shoulde reckon every vice *if
    Which that she hath, y-wis* I were too nice;** *certainly **foolish
    And cause why, it should reported be
    And told her by some of this company
    (By whom, it needeth not for to declare,
    Since women connen utter such chaffare <1>),
    And eke my wit sufficeth not thereto
    To tellen all; wherefore my tale is do.†   (source)
  • All she there told him, ruing death for friend so young, algate sore unwilling God's rightwiseness to withsay.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • Nay, cursed be thou; since against his thy will
    Chose freely what it now so justly rues.†   (source)
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  • Thresh and Rue.†   (source)
  • Michel and Christiane's small apartment on the rue de Turbigo was filled with books and magazines.†   (source)
  • Walking quickly, but not running, Sofia circled the Salle Pleyel to the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, where the well-lit entrance of the concert hall was located.†   (source)
  • Granted, Pondicherry was once a French colony, but no one would have me believe that some of the zoo animals had frequented the Alliance Francaise on rue Dumas.†   (source)
  • Every week, without fail, the girl heated a black metal brazier over a flame, tossed a pinch of wild rue seeds in it, and wafted the espandi smoke in her baby's direction to ward off evil.†   (source)
  • I sat in the shadow of the dark-green café awning, staring down the length of the Rue des Francs Bourgeois, the tepid sun of a Parisian autumn warming the side of my face.†   (source)
  • 24 Rue Haxo An address!†   (source)
  • Back to the rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • Madam Pomfrey says he'll have to stay here a week or so ...keep taking essence of rue ....†   (source)
  • You will rue this insolent behavior, young lady, I promise you that.†   (source)
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  • Her voice is sharp and rue sounds dangerous.†   (source)
  • Everything about her was a snowstorm of fascination, from the antique valentines and embroidered Chinese coats she collected to her tiny scented bottles from Neal's Yard Remedies; there had always been something bright and magical about her unknown faraway life: Vaud Suisse, 23 rue de Tombouctou, Blenheim Crescent W11 2EE, furnished rooms in countries I had never seen.†   (source)
  • Two days in the crowded residential bulb was enough and I stepped to Lusus and took my pleasure in three days of whoring on the Rue des Chats.†   (source)
  • Carefully, with the blade at just the right angle, she cut through a stalk of insistent rue.†   (source)
  • Front entrance to the Auberge Nicolas Flamel (the Nicholas Flamel Hostel) on Rue du Montmorency, Paris.†   (source)
  • The gallery of onlookers, none of whom had witnessed the fight on the rue de Rivoli, came alive with loud assertions of "C'est vrai!†   (source)
  • Clarisse La Rue I could at least charm with my dazzling smile.†   (source)
  • In the middle of the night of January 28, police descended on the house on the rue Lweme and arrested the men inside, including Paula's husband, Joseph Balegamire.†   (source)
  • Lestat had a musician friend in the Rue Dumaine.†   (source)
  • Gabriel had turned in his return ticket in order to stay in Paris, selling the old newspapers and empty bottles that the chambermaids threw out of a gloomy hotel on the Rue Dauphine.†   (source)
  • He knows all about me, and he hates rue for it.†   (source)
  • She dressed her, put her to bed, brought her breakfast on a tray, and forced her to drink linden tea for her nerves, camomile for her stomach, lemon for translucent skin, rue for bile, and mint for her breath, until the child became a beautiful, angelic being who walked through the halls and patios wrapped in a scent of flowers, a rustling of starched petticoats, and a halo of curls and ribbons.†   (source)
  • Later they walked up to Rue St.-Simon.†   (source)
  • They reached the corner of the Rue de Rennes.†   (source)
  • Although he did not impose a penalty that day, a short while later, Walter, Kathy, and I were called before General Rue, the deputy commissioner of prisons, who told us that we had abused our study privileges in order to illegally write the manuscript.†   (source)
  • Rue means 'street.'†   (source)
  • "Talk ain't everything," she said—words she had often remembered with rue during years when Bob scarcely seemed to utter two words a month.†   (source)
  • Then it's too late to fight, because a jut-jawed brute with arms like tree trunks tackles rue.†   (source)
  • We shall all rue it bitterly, I fear.†   (source)
  • The busy Rue de Richelieu was one of the most fashionable streets and the Hotel de Valois, at 17 Rue de Richelieu, a premier residence.†   (source)
  • I used to rue its dustiness in summer and muddiness in winter, the rain all rizen in the wheel ruts making glassy hazards for the unwary stepper.†   (source)
  • Rue Racine.†   (source)
  • Hit jest makes rue nervous, the idee a-you takin' off in thet big wagon.†   (source)
  • She walked south towards the Seine and finally found a room at a small hotel, the Victor Hugo on rue Copernic.†   (source)
  • NICK (With great rue) Christ.†   (source)
  • As were the street signs: RUE DE LA SEINE, RUE JACOB, RUE DE L'ABBAYE.†   (source)
  • "Sometimes," he said, "I rue and deplore the day I married a social worker."†   (source)
  • Instead, the legend made a stop on the rue des Rosiers.†   (source)
  • Falada says to the Goose Girl driving her geese, "Princess, Princess, passing by, / Alas, alas, if thy mother knew it, / Sadly, sadly her heart would rue it."†   (source)
  • Son, someday the North is going to sadly rue these hypocritical attempts at magnanimity, these clever and transparent gestures that go by the name of tolerance.†   (source)
  • All my life I've wanted to see the Rue de Rivoli.†   (source)
  • You must apply in person, 17, rue Dante, Nice, 2me etage, appt.†   (source)
  • The Pit, the Pendulum, and the ape, the chimney, the Murders in the Rue Morgue.†   (source)
  • Clarisse La Rue, for instance, wouldn't hesitate.†   (source)
  • Etienne rents the same flat on the rue des Patriarches where Marie-Laure grew up.†   (source)
  • I'd rather start in any other district, since this was Rue's home.†   (source)
  • Walking east on Rue des Petits Champs, Langdon felt a growing excitement.†   (source)
  • The comment about Rue has filled me with fury, enough fury I think to die with some dignity.†   (source)
  • Little Rue from Eleven or old Mags from Four.†   (source)
  • Some garret near the Sorbonne, near enough to the noise of the Rue St. Michel, far enough away.†   (source)
  • I open my mouth and sing out Rue's four-note run.†   (source)
  • Rue poised on her toes, arms slightly extended, like a bird about to take flight.†   (source)
  • Nine storm drains down the rue Robert Surcouf.†   (source)
  • That night I came home in the Rue Royale I only wanted to talk to you!†   (source)
  • I know somehow it must be because of Rue and Thresh.†   (source)
  • Sophie looked back at the key and wondered what they would possibly find at 24 Rue Haxo.†   (source)
  • Radio sets are to be delivered to 27 rue de Chartres before tomorrow noon.†   (source)
  • Now, as Langdon hurried across Rue de Rivoli, he could feel his destination within reach.†   (source)
  • I was turning into the Rue Dumaine, moving past darkened windows.†   (source)
  • Rue perches in a branch across from me, her hands cupping something.†   (source)
  • I look back to the crowd, but the faces of Rue's mother and father swim before my eyes.†   (source)
  • We were walking away from the crowds of the Rue Royale.†   (source)
  • Three windows open onto the rue Vauborel in the front, three more onto the alley in the back.†   (source)
  • Apart from the food, Rue has a small water skin, a homemade slingshot, and an extra pair of socks.†   (source)
  • I tried to give it to Rue but she wouldn't take it.†   (source)
  • "Number four rue Vauborel," says the man.†   (source)
  • The ceremony's about to end when I notice one of Rue's sisters staring at me.†   (source)
  • Rue has decided to trust me wholeheartedly.†   (source)
  • "They let you see in complete darkness," says Rue.†   (source)
  • I think of Rue, how maybe I could sing a song or something.†   (source)
  • They are halfway up the rue des Patriarches.†   (source)
  • Around four P.M., a small company of German soldiers strolls up the rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • I mince groosling until it's practically mush and mash some of Rue's roots.†   (source)
  • No. Still, I made a pact with Rue under the same circumstances.†   (source)
  • I call Rue's name in a hushed whisper and the eyes appear, wide and alert, at once.†   (source)
  • If she had won, Rue would never have let my death go unsung.†   (source)
  • Instead of turning left onto the rue Vauborel, Marie-Laure continues straight.†   (source)
  • They will be like the speech I tried to write to honor Rue and Thresh in District 11.†   (source)
  • I know I'm on course when I come across Rue's third, unlit fire.†   (source)
  • Twenty-two paces to the intersection with the rue d'Estrees.†   (source)
  • I reach for my sleeping bag before I remember I left it with Rue.†   (source)
  • Rue des Cordiers, rue Jacques Cartier, rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • But I feel as if I did know Rue, and she'll always be with me.†   (source)
  • Madame Ruelle helps him onto the rue Robert Surcouf.†   (source)
  • Then, from somewhere in the crowd, someone whistles Rue's four-note mockingjay tune.†   (source)
  • "They feed us a bit extra during harvest, so that people can keep going longer," says Rue.†   (source)
  • Werner turns right on what he believes is the rue d'Estrees.†   (source)
  • I find myself wishing I could tell Peeta about the flowers I put on Rue.†   (source)
  • What do you think is going to happen to Rue's and Thresh's families?†   (source)
  • Then one of Rue's eyes edges around the trunk.†   (source)
  • The blind daughter, the flat on rue des Patriarches.†   (source)
  • On Rue's...I'm not prepared for Rue's family.†   (source)
  • Besides, I'm eager to tell Rue about the pyramid.†   (source)
  • Prim...Rue...aren't they the very reason I have to try to fight?†   (source)
  • Back to the intersection with the rue d'Estrees.†   (source)
  • How exactly did Rue end up on that stage with nothing but the wind offering to take her place?†   (source)
  • I step back and take a last look at Rue.†   (source)
  • They return drunk and laughing to the kitchen of Number 4 rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • "Actually, I painted a picture of Rue," Peeta says.†   (source)
  • They start up the length of the rue Cuvier.†   (source)
  • After a minute or so, Rue presses a gloppy green wad of chewed leaves and spit on my knee.†   (source)
  • A place like the meadow in the song I sang to Rue as she died.†   (source)
  • The soldiers turn down the rue St. Philippe and are gone.†   (source)
  • But, Katniss, they're not hungry," says Rue.†   (source)
  • Something happened when I was holding Rue's hand, watching the life drain out of her.†   (source)
  • If there are fireflies this summer, they do not come down the rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • It's our sign from District 12, the last good-bye I gave Rue in the arena.†   (source)
  • Rue did give me the impression that the rules in District 11 were more harshly enforced.†   (source)
  • I gather up an armful and come back to Rue's side.†   (source)
  • Beneath her fingertips, the miniature rue d'Estrees intersects the miniature rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • Michel takes her arm and they wind back down the path, through the gate onto the rue Cuvier.†   (source)
  • And even that pales in comparison with Rue's life.†   (source)
  • They, at least, can be made to pay for Rue's death.†   (source)
  • "Rue Vauborel," her father says between pants.†   (source)
  • Rue, who when you ask her what she loves most in the world, replies, of all things, "Music."†   (source)
  • Sixteen drains back to the rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • Somehow Rue and I must find a way to destroy their food.†   (source)
  • Here, near a corner, waits the tall narrow house at Number 4 rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • I've got two water bottles and Rue's water skin.†   (source)
  • This, she realizes, must be the corner of the quay and rue Cuvier.†   (source)
  • Rue's four-note tune coming out of a mockingjay's mouth.†   (source)
  • Twenty-two paces down the rue Vauborel to the rue d'Estrees.†   (source)
  • My eyes squint as they try to penetrate the tree next to me, but I can't make out Rue.†   (source)
  • She should go up through the trapdoor and walk out the front door onto the rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • The brief sense of home I had that one night with Rue has vanished.†   (source)
  • Out on the rue Vauborel, everything sounds calm.†   (source)
  • To my surprise, Rue places the handful of leaves into her mouth and begins to chew them.†   (source)
  • It was this sound then, thanks to Rue, that sent the orchard workers of District 11 home each night.†   (source)
  • At the intersection with the rue d'Estrees, she turns not left, toward home, but right.†   (source)
  • As if it's me who's dying instead of Rue.†   (source)
  • Number 4 on the rue Vauborel still stands.†   (source)
  • If only Rue would show up, and we could clear out.†   (source)
  • It's not just the brothels on the rue Thevenard anymore.†   (source)
  • "These aren't for sun, they're for darkness," exclaims Rue.†   (source)
  • The electric bell rings at Number 4 rue Vauborel.†   (source)
  • He hurries down through the lobby and paces the rue des Forgeurs, then the rue de Dinan.†   (source)
  • Unexpectedly, Rue throws her arms around me.†   (source)
  • It could have been any of the others," says Rue.†   (source)
  • By the time they call Rue, we are left alone.†   (source)
  • I don't see any other tributes, but I do notice some of the things Rue has mentioned.†   (source)
  • "Oh, no," says Rue, closing my fingers back over the pin.†   (source)
  • Rue is a small yellow flower that grows in the Meadow.†   (source)
  • These aren't Rue's berries, although they resemble them.†   (source)
  • But I couldn't tell what exactly," says Rue.†   (source)
  • He got stung, too, when they drew the tracker jackers in by the lake," says Rue.†   (source)
  • I think we're going to have to fix that, Rue.†   (source)
  • I think as I roast the birds and Rue's roots.†   (source)
  • The one that leads from the camp Rue and I made all the way down near the lake and beyond.†   (source)
  • I promise to remember him and, if I can, do something to help his family and Rue's, if I win.†   (source)
  • I can't help looking up in the tree where Rue secretly perched, waiting to save my life.†   (source)
  • Rue has rolled to her side, her body curved in and around the spear.†   (source)
  • Besides, if I'm going to die today, it's Rue I want to win.†   (source)
  • I return to Rue's signal fire and start it up, not caring about the excessive smoke.†   (source)
  • That Rue was more than a piece in their Games.†   (source)
  • I'm reloaded, shifting my aim from side to side, while I shout at Rue, "Are there more?†   (source)
  • Rue contributes a big handful of some sort of starchy root to the meal.†   (source)
  • I make my way back up the stream and follow the same path back to Rue's hiding place near the lake.†   (source)
  • He might be able to hold a few of us off with that, but Thresh could kill him easily," says Rue.†   (source)
  • I poke Rue in the belly, just like I would Prim.†   (source)
  • Rue and Foxface and ...all of the other tributes," I choke out.†   (source)
  • "They whip you and make everyone else watch," says Rue.†   (source)
  • Rue has been singing to them, and recently.†   (source)
  • Rue ...so she made it through the first day after all.†   (source)
  • Needless to say, although it takes several hours to reach my old camp with Rue, I've shot nothing.†   (source)
  • Do what?" says Rue, but by the way she bounces up, you can tell she's up for whatever I propose.†   (source)
  • They have all those supplies," Rue says.†   (source)
  • Because that's what happened with Rue, and I watched her die!†   (source)
  • My sleeping bag is rolled neatly in Rue's pack.†   (source)
  • But they've got everything down by the lake," Rue says.†   (source)
  • But if this is Prim's, I mean, Rue's last request, I have to at least try.†   (source)
  • At Rue's suggestion, we lay out all our food to plan ahead.†   (source)
  • Rue set up the fire but never made it back here.†   (source)
  • The smoke from Rue's second fire is wafting toward the sky.†   (source)
  • Rue tentatively steps out into the open.†   (source)
  • Surprisingly, little Rue comes up with a seven.†   (source)
  • I give Rue some matches and she makes sure I have plenty of leaves in case my stings flare up again.†   (source)
  • Last night, when I was gathering vines, I came upon a bush of Rue's berries.†   (source)
  • I've got a feeling he must share some of Rue's knowledge on how to feed yourself from the earth.†   (source)
  • Like the explosion and my ear and Rue's dying and the boy from District 1 and the bread.†   (source)
  • I keep seeing Rue speared, my arrow piercing the boy's neck.†   (source)
  • Rue, who is dressed in a gossamer gown complete with wings, flutters her way to Caesar.†   (source)
  • "I wonder how that last one died," says Rue.†   (source)
  • Somehow I don't think he's talking about Rue.†   (source)
  • All I have left are Rue's roots and nuts, the boy's dried fruit, and one strip of beef.†   (source)
  • There's a special little song I do," says Rue.†   (source)
  • There's no sign of Rue, not on the ground or in the trees.†   (source)
  • Well, first Rue, then you, and then I think we'll just let nature take care of Lover Boy.†   (source)
  • I think her name's Rue," he says softly.†   (source)
  • They left a lot of nests there," says Rue.†   (source)
  • Maybe if he knows I helped Rue, he won't choose some slow, sadistic end for me.†   (source)
  • I look back to Rue for help, but she's melted into her tree.†   (source)
  • I wonder if the victim is Rue but quickly dismiss the thought.†   (source)
  • Taking Rue on as an ally seems a better choice all the time.†   (source)
  • I make it to the copse Rue has told me about and again have to admire her cleverness.†   (source)
  • Wouldn't he be more likely to revenge Rue's death than I would?†   (source)
  • He just wanted the glasses to play with," says Rue.†   (source)
  • I can't stop looking at Rue, smaller than ever, a baby animal curled up in a nest of netting.†   (source)
  • My only hope is to make it back to Rue's copse and conceal myself in greenery.†   (source)
  • Before I leave, I make sure Rue's well stocked with food and matches.†   (source)
  • 26 rue Montmartre in Paris, on an autumn Monday in the last century.†   (source)
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  • I started noticing all these frightening things in Margaret's house: creepy masks, old swords, books with titles like The Murders in the Rue Morgue and The Skull and the Hatchet.   (source)
    rue = street name
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