Examples of woe in a Sentence
ah, woe, with the death of the last of my siblings I am alone in this world!
Origin and Etymology of woe
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Examples of woe in a Sentence
The city's traffic woes are well-known.
a tale of misery and woe
Recent Examples of woe from the Web
The ongoing woes of New York City’s subway system, which are run by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — overseen by Mr. Cuomo — are widely seen as one of Mr. Cuomo’s greatest political vulnerabilities.
Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness have also ruled out a commuter tax as an antidote to Indy's road woes, their spokespeople said.
The visitors' woes were compounded when Williams was shown a red card after throwing an elbow into the face of Barnes during an Everton set-piece.
Given the magnitude of the case, the Broward Public Defender's Office was wise to quickly begin talking publicly about Cruz's mental-heath woes and troubled past, according to legal experts.
The harassment allegations came on top of the company’s other woes, including declining sales.
The couple moved to the U.S. in 2003 to flee economic woes in South America.
The two were painfully intertwined Monday night at the Dawson gym, where Alief Hastings' tenacity and perseverance were enough to offset the Lady Falcons' shooting woes in a 34-27 victory for the Lady Bears.
Schultz blamed sweeping changes in the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for Teva’s mounting woes, ranging from accelerated FDA approval of competing medicines to government regulation that limits drug prices.
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First Known Use of woe
before 12th century
bliss, blissfulness, cheer, cheerfulness, cheeriness, delight, ecstasy, elatedness, elation, euphoria, exhilaration, exuberance, exultation, gladness, gladsomeness, glee, gleefulness, happiness, joy, joyfulness, joyousness, jubilation, pleasure, rapture, rapturousness;
blues, dejection, depression, desolateness, desolation, despair, despondency, disconsolateness, dispiritedness, distress, doldrums, downheartedness, dreariness, dumps, forlornness, gloom, gloominess, glumness, heartsickness, joylessness, melancholy, miserableness, misery, mopes, oppression, sorrowfulness, unhappiness, woefulness, wretchedness;
Synonym Discussion of woe
- a family united in sorrow upon the patriarch's death
- the inexpressible grief of the bereaved parents
- the anguish felt by the parents of the kidnapped child
- cries of woe echoed throughout the bombed city
- nagging regret for missed opportunities
WOE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of woe for English Language Learners
: a feeling of great pain or sadness
woes : problems or troubles
WOE Defined for Kids
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