Origin of woebegone
Examples from the Web for woebegone
Graterford is a forbidding, shabby, woebegone facility built in 1929.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On|Tina Brown|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was standing just where he had left her: close beside a woebegone tree with an iron tree-guard around it.Concerning Sally|William John Hopkins
The priest's woebegone countenance set him into a shout of laughter.The Shoes of Fortune|Neil Munro
They would scarce give it to me at first, and 'twas not till they beheld my woebegone plight that their hearts relented.Sir Quixote of the Moors|John Buchan
Word Origin for woebegone
c.1300, in me is wo bigone "woe has beset me," from woe + begon "to beset, surround."