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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WOEFULNESS

It was past ludicrous; yet admitted of no woefulness, nothing soothingly pathetic.

Drizzling they returned, images of woefulness in various forms, including laughter's.

Olive understood, or thought she understood, and the woefulness of it all only seemed the deeper.

And he indicated Lionel, who stood at Rosamund's side, the very incarnation of woefulness and debility.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "afflicted with sorrow," from woe + -ful. Weakened sense of "very bad" recorded by 1610s. Related: Woefully; woefulness.

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