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[wey] /weɪ/
noun, Scot. and North England.
woe. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • And waes me, wha kens but that the bluidy villain might tak' their lives!

  • waes the wife that wants the tongue, but weel's the man that gets her.

    The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
  • A sequel, entitled "The waes o' War," which appeared in 1796, attained nearly an equal popularity.

  • waes me,” cried the big Scotch mate, as he ran up and down the quarter-deck wringing his hands, “what is to be done noo?

    The World of Ice R.M. Ballantyne
  • Scotland's Scaith or the waes of War, met with the unprecedented sale of 10,000 copies in one month.

  • waes me, but the very lift turned black when I heard it, and I cried out on the liars that said the like.

    The Men of the Moss-Hags S. R. Crockett
  • waes me, Mr. Walkinshaw, that ye should cast up to me the sincerity with which I did but my duty to a client.

    The Entail John Galt

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