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Word: woe

Definition: great sorrow; deep inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; Ex. financial woes


Sentences Containing 'woe'

"This, shipmates, this is that other lesson; and woe to that pilot of the living God who slights it.
Allow me to offer my inquiries with reference to the physical welfare of Mrs. Copperfield in esse, and Mrs. Traddles in posse,--presuming, that is to say, that my friend Mr. Traddles is not yet united to the object of his affections, for weal and for woe.'
And not only that, but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face; in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe.
And so, such hearts, though summary in each one suffering; still, if the gods decree it, in their life-time aggregate a whole age of woe, wholly made up of instantaneous intensities; for even in their pointless centres, those noble natures contain the entire circumferences of inferior souls.
And while I suffer thus, there comes no ray Of hope to gladden me athwart the gloom; Nor do I look for it in my despair; But rather clinging to a cureless woe, All hope do I abjure for evermore.
Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the FFRF, is the author of "Women Without Superstition: No Gods - No Masters" and the nonfiction book on clergy pedophilia scandals "Betrayal of Trust: Clergy Abuse of Children" (out of print) and editor of the anthology "Woe to the Women".
As we have seen, God came upon him in the whale, and swallowed him down to living gulfs of doom, and with swift slantings tore him along 'into the midst of the seas,' where the eddying depths sucked him ten thousand fathoms down, and 'the weeds were wrapped about his head,' and all the watery world of woe bowled over him.
At this moment Camilla, throwing herself upon a bed that was close by, swooned away, and Leonela began to weep bitterly, exclaiming, "Woe is me!
Azhrarn created her with the intention of sowing mischief and woe upon the world, specifically to teach humans the folly of worshiping the gods, but she is initially unwilling to accept this role and eventually abandons it.
But Dantes can not remain forever in prison, and one day or other he will leave it, and the day when he comes out, woe betide him who was the cause of his incarceration!''
But even so, amid the tornadoed Atlantic of my being, do I myself still for ever centrally disport in mute calm; and while ponderous planets of unwaning woe revolve round me, deep down and deep inland there I still bathe me in eternal mildness of joy.
But what distressed him greatly was not having another hermit there to confess him and receive consolation from; and so he solaced himself with pacing up and down the little meadow, and writing and carving on the bark of the trees and on the fine sand a multitude of verses all in harmony with his sadness, and some in praise of Dulcinea; but, when he was found there afterwards, the only ones completely legible that could be discovered were those that follow here: Ye on the mountain side that grow, Ye green things all, trees, shrubs, and bushes, Are ye aweary of the woe That this poor aching bosom crushes?
But, woe is me, I now comprehend what has made thee give so little heed to what thou owest to thyself; it must have been some freedom of mine, for I will not call it immodesty, as it did not proceed from any deliberate intention, but from some heedlessness such as women are guilty of through inadvertence when they think they have no occasion for reserve.
Despised love struck not with woe That head of curly knots, Nor stomach troubles laid him low, Young Stephen Dowling Bots.
Despite this, disk jockeys on WOWO were prohibited from calling the station "woe-woe" on the air until the late 1960s, when a contest was introduced to identify songs in which the "woe" sound appeared.
Dmitry Mezhevich (; b. December 19, 1940 in Moscow) is a Soviet and Russian actor and bard. Mezhevich has long worked in the Moscow Taganka Theatre where he played in The Good Person of Szechwan (grandfather), Hamlet, Woe from Wit, Tartuffe and many other stagings.
For in his eyes I read some lurid woe would shrivel me up, had I it.
For Lima has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe.
Gewalt is a German and Yiddish word which means violence or ‘use of force,’ and was cried out as a "cry of desperation," an expression of woe, alarm and a call for help.
here, far water-locked; beyond all hum of human weal or woe; in these most candid and impartial seas; where to traditions no rocks furnish tablets; where for long Chinese ages, the billows have still rolled on speechless and unspoken to, as stars that shine upon the Niger's unknown source; here, too, life dies sunwards full of faith; but see!
I overcame every obstacle, and reached the goal; but woe to those who stood in my pathway!''
If a player manages to set off a chain reaction with these blobs, rocks will fall on the other player's screen destroying it and causing them much woe.
In his final appearance and the series finale ("Woe to Wo Fat" (April 5, 1980)), Wo Fat is presented as completely unaffiliated with the Chinese government, operating on a remote island, developing a solar weapon for the highest bidder.
Nor, at the time, had it failed to enter his monomaniac mind, that all the anguish of that then present suffering was but the direct issue of a former woe; and he too plainly seemed to see, that as the most poisonous reptile of the marsh perpetuates his kind as inevitably as the sweetest songster of the grove; so, equally with every felicity, all miserable events do naturally beget their like.
On a more negative note, Mikael Wood of "Spin" magazine wrote that, in songs like "Wish You Were Here" and "Everybody Hurts", the "former brat-punk princess in dreary woe-is-me mode" can be found.
on the starboard hand of every woe, there is a sure delight; and higher the top of that delight, than the bottom of the woe is deep.
Says Soloway, "'Woe', is the heaviest song we've ever written and two of the songs, 'Get Fucked Up' and 'Can't Stay The Same', might be the most poppy tunes we've ever done.
Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe.
Senor governor of my soul, this wicked man caught me in the middle of the fields here and used my body as if it was an ill-washed rag, and, woe is me!
She first appeared on the stage in "Woe from Wit" in 1906.
Sixthly, that whensoever thou doest take on grievously, or makest great woe, little doest thou remember then that a man's life is but for a moment of time, and that within a while we shall all be in our graves.
So man's insanity is heaven's sense; and wandering from all mortal reason, man comes at last to that celestial thought, which, to reason, is absurd and frantic; and weal or woe, feels then uncompromised, indifferent as his God.
The album was produced by Cameron Mizell (Memphis May Fire, I See Stars, Woe, Is Me) and features The Getaway Plan vocalist Matthew Wright on the single "To the Lost".
The mourning in her heart forbade her assuming this simple ornament, though she had not yet had time to put on the outward semblance of woe.
The play ends with the Prince's elegy for the lovers: "For never was a story of more woe / Than this of Juliet and her Romeo."
The song "Woe", for example, was the first song Conley wrote after the completion of "In Reverie".
The truest of all men was the Man of Sorrows, and the truest of all books is Solomon's, and Ecclesiastes is the fine hammered steel of woe.
Then I was visited by pitiful misfortunes: my wife I have lost, my grandson I have lost in Germany:(1) woe is me!
There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness.
This delicacy is chiefly evinced in the action of sweeping, when in maidenly gentleness the whale with a certain soft slowness moves his immense flukes from side to side upon the surface of the sea; and if he feel but a sailor's whisker, woe to that sailor, whiskers and all.
Thus, with beer drinking, pipe smoking, song roaring, and infinite caricaturing of woe, the disorderly procession went its way, recruiting at every step, and all the shops shutting up before it.
Where is the difference between crying, Woe is me, I know not what to do, bound hand and foot as I am to my books so that I cannot stir!
Woe to him who seeks to pour oil upon the waters when God has brewed them into a gale!
Woe to him who would not be true, even though to be false were salvation!
Woe to the man who played tricks with that Army, or got undeserved promotion in it!
Woe to you, M. de Villefort, if you do not strike first!'
Yea, woe to him who, as the great Pilot Paul has it, while preaching to others is himself a castaway!"
``Amusing, certainly,''replied the young man,``inasmuch as, instead of shedding tears as at the fictitious tale of woe produced at a theater, you behold in a law court a case of real and genuine distress a drama of life.
``Woe,''he cried,``to those who confined me in that wretched prison; and woe to those who forgot that I was there!''
``Yes, my mother,''said Albert,``I will return, and woe to the infamous wretch!

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