There was a silence, and I began to regret my bold words.
She regretted her words; he was all of ten minutes.
"Go away, mother, or you and I may both regret my words."
He paused and seemed for a moment to regret his words.
She gave him such a stern look that he began to regret his words.
I wish you could see, she said, and then immediately regretted her words.
"Speak not so to me, or I shall give you cause to regret your words."
Now and again she regretted her harsh words to him.
The anguish in her face made him regret his words.
But saying so would almost sound as if he regretted his words earlier.