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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Intense mournfulness ; Misery resulting from affliction

Usage examples (38)
  • Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someone's tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
  • This tale of woe is repeated all over the country.
  • Your “woe is me” tone is getting pretty sickening.
  • Who the sinners are against whom this woe is denounced. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "woe" which means great sorrow, is "whoa" which is a word used to stop a horse.
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