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[woh-suh m] /ˈwoʊ səm/
adjective, Archaic.
Origin of woesome
First recorded in 1810-20; woe + -some1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In yon sea-chest be the lawful shares of all the woesome lads he marooned this day.

    Blackbeard: Buccaneer Ralph D. Paine
  • The heaving of the great pans, like battering-rams against the sides of the Neptune, made a woesome noise below decks.

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

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