Now they have nothing but rueful regrets accompanied by doubts about how much longer this partly ageing side can remain together.
He was dignified and rueful , but it was hard to imagine that it had come as a dreadful personal blow.
He looked up and found Alex staring at him, a strange, almost rueful grin on his face.
A slow and rueful smile played on the old man's lips.
That conflict produces the rueful sense of disappointment that all of Ford's characters share, and that he illuminates so well.
What you lose, inevitably, is Orwell's peculiar tone of voice: rueful , ironic, honest, self-deprecating.
She exhaled, letting a bit of the tension flow out of her, and gave me a rueful grin.
When nothing happened, she turned, and gave a rueful little shrug.
The French referendum result should raise rueful smiles
She nodded and he turned to Holly with a rueful smile.