Part of speech: noun

Overwhelming sorrow; heavy affliction or calamity.

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Usage examples "woe":

  1. Ah, woe is me! - "The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. Daisy's words were quiet, but the doctor saw the gathering woe on her cheek; the roused suspicion. - "Melbourne House", Elizabeth Wetherell.
  3. Woe worth the while! - "The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs", William Morris.