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Woe is an intense and contemplative form of sadness or mental suffering, often brought on by regret for one's actions or fortunes.



Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 886.
  • An Iliad of woes.
  • Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
  • When one is past, another care we have;
    Thus woe succeeds a woe, as wave a wave.
  • And woe succeeds to woe.
    • Homer, The Iliad, Book XVI, line 139. Pope's translation.
  • Long exercised in woes.
    • Homer, The Odyssey, Book I, line 2. Pope's translation.
  • Woe unto you,… for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin.
    • Matthew, XXIII, 23.
  • So perish all whose breast ne'er learned to glow
    For other's good or melt at other's woe.
  • I was not always a man of woe.
    • Walter Scott, The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Canto II, Stanza 12.
  • O, woe is me, T'have seen what I have seen, see what I see!
  • One woe doth tread upon another's heel
    So fast they follow.
  • All these woes shall serve
    For sweet discourses in our time to come.
  • Woes, cluster; rare are solitary woes;
    They love a train, they tread each other's heel.
    • Edward Young, Night Thoughts (1742-1745), Night III, line 63.

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