[woh-bi-gawn, -gon]

adjective Archaic.

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Historical Examples of wobegone

  • Alice scarcely heard him, she was shame-stricken and wobegone.


    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