rueful in a sentence

Example sentences for rueful

Beneath the constant pep talks is a rueful sense of moral exhaustion.
Yet the movie and his performance have the retrospective air of rueful age.
His fiction runs the gamut, from rueful to riotously funny.
But handled with such humor, tenderness, and rueful wisdom that it's warming and enlightening rather than chilling or depressing.
The consent was rueful rather than cheerful, to be sure, but it was uncoerced consent.
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