A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ALAS

Wed, 20 Oct '21
"So it goes"
Sun, 1 Aug '21
Exclamation after a sigh
Tue, 22 Jun '21
"So sad"
Mon, 15 Mar '21
"Sadly ..."
Sat, 6 Mar '21
"That's the way the cookie crumbles"
Tue, 9 Feb '21
Expression of grief