Woe

Definition of Woe

n.1.
1.Grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.
Thus saying, from her side the fatal key,
Sad instrument of all our woe, she took.
- Milton.
[They] weep each other's woe.
- Pope.
2.A curse; a malediction.
Can there be a woe or curse in all the stores of vengeance equal to the malignity of such a practice?
- South.
O! woe were us alive [i.e., in life].
- Chaucer.
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!
- Isa. xlv. 9.
Woe worth
Woe be to. See Worth, v. i.
Woe worth the chase, woe worth the day,
That costs thy life, my gallant gray!
- Sir W. Scott.
a.1.Woeful; sorrowful.
His clerk was woe to do that deed.
- Robert of Brunne.
Woe was this knight and sorrowfully he sighed.
- Chaucer.
And looking up he waxed wondrous woe.
- Spenser.

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