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Word: woeful

Definition: sad; (of something bad) deplorable; deplorably bad; Ex. woeful housing conditions


Sentences Containing 'woeful'

Do you think I don't know what a woeful day it was for the soft little creature when you first came in her way--smirking and making great eyes at her, I'll be bound, as if you couldn't say boh!
But by her still halting course and winding, woeful way, you plainly saw that this ship that so wept with spray, still remained without comfort.

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