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wae

[wey] /weɪ/
noun, Scot. and North England.
1.
woe.
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  • But, wae's me, what did she see as she went to the castle door to welcome them?

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • I am speaking for your red cheeks, my dear, believe me; I'm wae to see you like that.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • wae'll be her heart when she hears what has happened her Joe!

  • I was often wae for him, puir man, an' I did a' I could for him in my ain sma' wey.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • Weariful and wae, how thankfully would I have rested beside him for ever; but then there was the bairn to claim my care.

  • He's maybe the best specimen of the natural man that I ken o'; but wae's me, that's no' sufficient.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • I'm wae to tak' sae auld a man as Master Lambert to wet mosses, but there's nothing else to be dune.

  • My heart's wae, wae for that woman; I saw her face was like a corp when we went in first, though she put a fair front on to us.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • Mony a heart was wae for him at the time, but the story has blawn by now; few folk think of it.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • The priest provided Wallace with horses and outfit; but 'wae he was his mind was all in war.'

    Sir William Wallace A. F. Murison

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