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 Meanings and Examples of WOE
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woe
 n.  deep, inconsolable grief; affliction; suffering; deep distress or misery, as from grief
Classic Sentence: (42 in 3 pages)
1  This, shipmates, this is that other lesson; and woe to that pilot of the living God who slights it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
2  And not only that, but moody stricken Ahab stood before them with a crucifixion in his face; in all the nameless regal overbearing dignity of some mighty woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
3  For Lima has taken the white veil; and there is a higher horror in this whiteness of her woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
4  The truest of all men was the Man of Sorrows, and the truest of all books is Solomon's, and Ecclesiastes is the fine hammered steel of woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
5  There is a wisdom that is woe; but there is a woe that is madness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
6  Seat thyself sultanically among the moons of Saturn, and take high abstracted man alone; and he seems a wonder, a grandeur, and a woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
7  But war is pain, and hate is woe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
8  Between the shame of this and his woe Jurgis could not stand it, and got up and rushed out into the rain.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 22
9  They told a tale of woe which was then altogether beyond my feeble comprehension; they were tones loud, long, and deep; they breathed the prayer and complaint of souls boiling over with the bitterest anguish.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
10  As the youth looked at them the black weight of his woe returned to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
11  Me too hath a like fortune driven through many a woe, and willed at last to find my rest in this land.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
12  Now the heavy hand of war dealt equal woe and counterchange of death; in even balance conquerors and conquered slew and fell; nor one nor other knows of retreat.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
13  And now flying Rumour, harbinger of the heavy woe, fills Evander and Evander's house and city with the same voice that but now told of Pallas victorious over Latium.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
14  Therewithal the queen with a crowd of mothers ascends bearing gifts to Pallas' towered temple, and by her side goes maiden Lavinia, source of all that woe, her beautiful eyes cast down.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK ELEVENTH
15  Learn thy woe, that thou blame not me for it, Juturna.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
Example Sentence:
1  One woe doth tread upon another's heels.
2  The ox is never woe, till he to the harrow go.
3  Kinsman helps kinsman, but woe to him that hath nothing.
4  The people who suffered were his people; their woe was his; he felt for them.
5  And these dreams weigh on your spirits now, Jane, when I am close to you? Little nervous subject! Forget visionary woe, and think only of real happiness! You say you love me, Janet: yes -- I will not forget that; and you cannot deny it.
6  Too much of his life had been occupied with economic woes, health problems, and marital strife, yet he always found things to enjoy in the face of his adversity.
7  Just a few years ago Wuhan, a sprawling metropolis in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, exemplified China's economic woes.
8  The country has been beset by economic woes for the past decade.