sorry

adj.
VERBS
be, feel, seem, sound
make sb

I'll make you sorry you were ever born!

ADVERB
extremely, fairly, very, etc.

Beth was feeling fairly sorry for them.

awfully, deeply, desperately, dreadfully, genuinely, sincerely, terribly, truly

I'm awfully sorry Jane can't come with us.

I'm terribly sorry. I didn't catch your name.

He was sincerely sorry for the distress he had caused.

almost

She was almost sorry to stop work.

a little, slightly, etc.

Mitch felt slightly sorry for himself.

PREPOSITION
about

I'm sorry about the noise.

I'm sorry about your mother. I hope she'll soon be better.

for

She is obviously deeply sorry for what she has done.

I feel really sorry for John.

PHRASES
be sorry to disappoint sb

I am sorry to disappoint you.

be sorry to hear about sth/that … 

We were incredibly sorry to hear about his death.

be sorry to interrupt (sb/sth)
better safe than sorry
Sorry is used with these nouns: ↑affair, ↑business, ↑excuse, ↑plight, ↑record, ↑saga, ↑sight, ↑spectacle, ↑state, ↑story, ↑tale

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • sorry — O.E. sarig distressed, full of sorrow, from W.Gmc. *sairig , from *sairaz pain (physical and mental); related to sar (see SORE (Cf. sore)). Meaning wretched, worthless, poor first recorded mid 13c. Spelling shift from a to o by influence of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorry — [adj1] remorseful, regretful apologetic, attritional, compunctious, conscience stricken, contrite, guilt ridden, melted, penitent, penitential, repentant, self accusing, self condemnatory, self reproachful, shamefaced, softened, touched; concepts …   New thesaurus

  • sorry — [sär′ē, sôr′ē] adj. sorrier, sorriest [ME sorie < OE sarig < sar,SORE] 1. full of sorrow, pity, or sympathy: also used as an expression of apology or mild regret 2. a) inferior in worth or quality; poor [a sorry exhibit] b) wretched; …   English World dictionary

  • sorry — ► ADJECTIVE (sorrier, sorriest) 1) feeling distress or pity through sympathy with someone else s misfortune. 2) feeling or expressing regret or penitence. 3) in a poor or pitiful state. 4) unpleasant and regrettable: a sorry business. DERIVATIVES …   English terms dictionary

  • sorry — index contrite, deplorable, ignoble, lamentable, nonsubstantial (not sturdy), paltry, penitent, poor (inferior in quality) …   Law dictionary


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