Woe-begone

Woe"-be*gone`

(?), a. [OE. wo begon. See Woe, and Begone, p. p.] Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful. Chaucer.
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So woe-begone was he with pains of love.
Fairfax.
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Woe"ful

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Wo"ful

} (?), a. 1. Full of woe; sorrowful; distressed with grief or calamity; afflicted; wretched; unhappy; sad.
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How many woeful widows left to bow
To sad disgrace!
Daniel.
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2. Bringing calamity, distress, or affliction; as, a woeful event; woeful want.
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O woeful day! O day of woe!
Philips.
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3. Wretched; paltry; miserable; poor.
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What woeful stuff this madrigal would be!
Pope.
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Woe"ful*ly

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Wo"ful*ly

, } adv. In a woeful manner; sorrowfully; mournfully; miserably; dolefully.
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Woe"ful*ness

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Wo"ful*ness

, } n. The quality or state of being woeful; misery; wretchedness.
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