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Definition of Woe

Woe

  1. Grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity.
  2. A curse; a malediction.
  3. Woeful; sorrowful.

Woe Quotations

Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.
Anne Bronte

Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me. - Alexander Pope
Teach me to feel another's woe, to hide the fault I see, that mercy I to others show, that mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope

Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe.
Homer

In America the majority raises formidable barriers around the liberty of opinion; within these barriers an author may write what he pleases, but woe to him if he goes beyond them.
Alexis de Tocqueville

Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
Voltaire
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Woe Translations

woe in Dutch is ach, wee
woe in Finnish is voi
woe in German is wehe, Leid
woe in Latin is vae
woe in Spanish is penas
woe in Swedish is lidande
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