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An example use of alas in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… from far and wide alas over the same …”
Alas is an interjection that expresses sorrow or regret.
the word alas occurs in english on average 15.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.