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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

Depression isn't about, 'Woe is me, my life is this, that and the other', it's like having the worst flu all day that you just can't kick.
Robbie Williams

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

A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.
John Updike
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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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