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[woh-bi-gawn, -gon] /ˈwoʊ bɪˌgɔn, -ˌgɒn/
adjective, Archaic.
1. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Alice scarcely heard him, she was shame-stricken and wobegone.

    Demos George Gissing
  • Men stood speechless, haggard, wobegone, gazing at the desolation.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
  • I was surprised beyond measure when Sandy came back to Annan, and, wi' a wobegone countenance, called upon me.

  • Little of this wobegone song touched Flor even enough to let her know there was some one in the world more wretched than herself.

  • The man was Morton, the catcher, and he struck out miserably, and turned away toward the bench with wobegone countenance.

    The Arrival of Jimpson Ralph Henry Barbour
  • My appearance was so changed—I was in such a wobegone and forlorn condition, she did not know me.

    Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup
  • My face shall never frighten people by being pale and wobegone.

    Manasseh Maurus Jokai
  • Poor little Nabul lifted up a wobegone face and slowly rose to his feet.

  • The wobegone face hid its crimson tide in two quivering hands.

    The Secret of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • The effect of it, to the bystanders, is like that of a wobegone ballad-singer chanting a merry stave.

    Mirror of the Months Peter George Patmore

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