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noun Scot. and North England.
  1. woe.
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Examples from the Web for waes

Historical Examples

  • And waes me, wha kens but that the bluidy villain might tak' their lives!

    The Naval History of the United States

    Willis J. Abbot.

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

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop

  • 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

  • Scotland's Scaith or the Waes of War, met with the unprecedented sale of 10,000 copies in one month.

  • A sequel, entitled "The Waes o' War," which appeared in 1796, attained nearly an equal popularity.