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Use "ruefulness" in a sentence
"The way Ward balances ruefulness and hope is singularly impressive."
"She tried to keep the ruefulness out of her voice."
"Brought to his knees, with the evidence of Wolsey's duplicitous intentions scattered in letters on the floor, Cochrane provides, in the vein of Richard II, a moving account of a titan cut down to admirably human ruefulness."