Usage examples for woefully

  1. The next unpleasant discovery I made in regard to myself was that I was woefully out of my sphere. – My Brilliant Career by Miles Franklin
  2. " I've forgotten what I am," said the donkey woefully. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  3. " No, Sir," replied Job-" life is a blessing I would fain enjoy a few years longer; and, at present, my sojourn in England would put it woefully in danger of 'club law. – Pelham, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton Last Updated: March 16, 2009
  4. He was beginning to realize that there were many things about which he was woefully ignorant- practical things entirely outside academic curriculums. – Every Man for Himself by Hopkins Moorhouse
  5. She had been woefully disappointed, nay wounded, as to the results of that tragic half- hour which for the moment had seemed to throw a bridge of friendship over those painful, estranging memories lying between her and Aldous Raeburn. – Marcella by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. She was woefully pale; scarcely able to bear the increase of light. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. She hastened to him, sat down on the bedside, took his hand, and looked as cheerfully as she could, yet it was but the more woefully, in his face. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  8. But though in a measure it kept him in subjection, her power over the others, she found, was being woefully lessened, and her discipline destroyed. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  9. Forgive my saying all this to you: she told me to amuse you, with a faint smile, and I have woefully neglected her commands. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  10. If he touched the deaf man's ears and made him hear, what was this but an object- lesson showing that they woefully needed spiritual hearing? – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  11. There was nought mean or vile in his face, but rather it seemed to me a noble countenance, though woefully wasted, so that at a glance one might perceive he was no born rascal, but likely enough some ruined man of better sort driven to unlawful ways by his distress. – A Set of Rogues by Frank Barrett
  12. He looked at Miss Millet with a half- pitiful smile, for there was something woefully true in his words, and his good little nurse found it necessary to go in search of the household keys for a minute or so before answering. – Jeff Benson, or the Young Coastguardsman by R.M. Ballantyne
  13. And when afar amid the din of angry men she espied Camilla done woefully to death, she sighed and uttered forth a deep cry: 'Ah too, too cruel, O maiden, the forfeit thou hast paid for daring armed attack on the Teucrians! – The Aeneid of Virgil by Virgil
  14. The gentle art of sniping in the battalion when Bill joined with a draft had been woefully neglected. – No Man's Land by H. C. McNeile
  15. You see, Tom, I have changed woefully, since living in New York. – Polly in New York by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  16. Our family circle has dwindled woefully. – Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 by Lucy Maud Montgomery