woe

[w_ˈəʊ], [wˈə͡ʊ], [wˈə‍ʊ]

Antonyms for woe:

cheer, cloud nine, Cheeriness, blessedness, ease, jocundity, gladsomeness, merriment, Comicality, exhilaration, drollery, felicity, joyfulness, gaiety, joviality, beatitude, joy, festivity, paradise, lightheartedness, intoxication, happiness, jollity, exuberance, security, gladness, warm fuzzies, enjoyment, seventh heaven, euphoria, humorousness, gleefulness, contentment, relief, alleviation, hopefulness, mirth, cheerfulness, transport, solace, merriness, bliss, joyousness, assuagement, comedy, peace, contentedness, content, relish, revelry, blissfulness, glee, rapture, exultation, elation, delight, merrymaking, swoon, Elatedness, jollification, heaven, rapturousness, delectation, satisfaction, drollness, funniness, gratification, ecstasy, mirthfulness, pleasure, humor, whoopee, conviviality, optimism, comfort, well-being, Reveling, consolation, rhapsody, richness, gayness, jubilation, sunniness.


Definitions of woe:

  1.   Grief; sorrow; misery; heavy calamity. – Newage Dictionary DB
  2.   Grief; misery; calamity. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   intense mournfulness – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   A curse; a malediction. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   Deep sorrow; inconsolable grief; misery. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   Grief; sorrow; misery; a heavy calamity; a curse. Woe worth the day, woe be to the day. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   misery resulting from affliction – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8.   Woeful; sorrowful. – Newage Dictionary DB
  9.   Overwhelming sorrow; heavy affliction or calamity. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

Quotes for woe:

  1. Can I see another's woe and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief? – William Blake
  2. I cannot love as I have loved, And yet I know not why; It is the one great woe of life To feel all feeling die. – Robert Bulwer-Lytton
  3. Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is. – Thomas Carlyle
  4. Woe woe woe in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already. – Raymond Chandler
  5. Woe to him who teaches men faster than they can learn. – Will Durant
  6. Ninety per cent of the world's woe comes from people not knowing themselves, their abilities, their frailties, and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselves- so how can we know anyone else? – Sydney J. Harris
  7. Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other's good, and melt at other's woe – Homer
  8. Woe to us if we get our satisfaction from the food in the kitchen and the TV in the den and the sex in the bedroom with an occasional tribute to the cement blocks in the basement! – John Piper
  9. 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
  10. Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  11. 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
  12. The house of laughter makes a house of woe – Edward Young

Usage examples for woe:

  1. “ " My fate," was the reply, " will be the fate of the man who called out, Woe – Modern Magic by Maximilian Schele de Vere
  2. “ O woe is me, O by my mother! ” – Four Plays of Gil Vicente by Gil Vicente
  3. “ I suppose you see poor Turpin's woe – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  4. She was calm, stately, grave- but her eyes were not red with weeping nor was her face drawn with woe – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  5. Then she stopped again, overcome by the knowledge of all the woe in the world, and gathering all the universe into her generous little heart she exclaimed earnestly: " I wish everybody in the world could be happy." ” – Georgina of the Rainbows by Annie Fellows Johnston
  6. Now I knew that it was: and also I knew that the world was a place of torment and woe – They Call Me Carpenter by Upton Sinclair
  7. It hath many scenes of woe Happy they who through them pass, Sweetly singing as they go,- Comforting some lonely heart, Making some weak spirit strong;- So may I, and then depart, On my lips a song! ” – Canadian Wild Flowers by Helen M. Johnson
  8. The crown has fallen from our head; Woe to us! ” – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  9. And with this widow an appearance of melancholy solemnity, almost of woe was natural to her. ” – An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope
  10. Behold the shore; no rising cities there, To hail them welcome from the sea appear, In the wild woods the exil'd host were spread, The heavens their covering, and the earth their bed: What expectations but a life of woe – The Poems of Philip Freneau, Volume I (of III) by Philip Freneau
  11. Woe worth the while for her sorrow, and her hope of life forlorn! ” – The Story of Sigurd the Volsung and the Fall of the Niblungs by William Morris
  12. Then he turned to the Wazirs and said to them, " Woe to you! ” – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  13. There are some women that seek them, fish for them, and woe to the man who does not now and then commit one! ” – The Petty Troubles of Married Life, Complete by Honore de Balzac
  14. Her face was the picture of woe her lips were curled ready to cry. ” – Peggy-Alone by Mary Agnes Byrne
  15. He looked the picture of woe – The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol by William J. Locke
  16. Go where I will, I never Find peace or hope- forever Woe woe and misery! ” – Faust by Goethe
  17. Oh, oh, I have a woe – Marjorie's Busy Days by Carolyn Wells
  18. Far and far our homes are set round the Seven Seas, Woe for us if we forget, we that hold by these, Unto each his mother beach, bloom and bird and land- Masters of the Seven Seas, Oh! ” – Lafcadio Hearn by Nina H. Kennard
  19. Ay, woe to France! ” – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. Happy are they which have been my friends, and woe unto my Lord Chief Justice. ” – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley

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