Woe-begone
Woe-begone Woe"-be*gone`, a. [OE. wo begon. See {Woe}, and {Begone}, p. p.] Beset or overwhelmed with woe; immersed in grief or sorrow; woeful. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

So woe-begone was he with pains of love. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]


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  • Begone — Be*gone , p. p. [OE. begon, AS. big[=a]n; pref. be + g[=a]n to go.] Surrounded; furnished; beset; environed (as in woe begone). [Obs.] Gower. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • woebegone — woe|be|gone [ˈwəubıgɔn US ˈwoubıgo:n, ga:n] adj literary [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: woe + begone affected (from bego to surround, affect (11 16 centuries), from Old English began, from gan to go )] looking very sad ▪ her woebegone expression …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wobegone — /woh bi gawn , gon /, adj. Archaic. woebegone. * * * woeˈbegone or wōˈbegone adjective 1. (see ↑bego) beset with woe 2. Dismal looking, manifesting misery • • • Main Entry: ↑woe …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Broken-hearted — Bro ken heart ed, a. Having the spirits depressed or crushed by grief or despair. [1913 Webster] She left her husband almost broken hearted. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: Disconsolable; heart broken; inconsolable; comfortless; woe begone; forlorn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Doleful — Dole ful, a. Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal. [1913 Webster] With screwed face and doleful whine. South. [1913 Webster] Regions of sorrow, doleful shades. Milton. Syn: Piteous; rueful; sorrowful;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Dolefully — Doleful Dole ful, a. Full of dole or grief; expressing or exciting sorrow; sorrowful; sad; dismal. [1913 Webster] With screwed face and doleful whine. South. [1913 Webster] Regions of sorrow, doleful shades. Milton. Syn: Piteous; rueful;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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