Examples from the Web for woeful
And its woeful end is a reminder that the U.S. has few good options in its attempts to bring American prisoners home.
It operated a fleet of very old airplanes and had such a woeful safety record that FAA inspectors wanted to ground it.
In much of the DRC, roads are in a woeful state of disrepair, and in Goma, the conditions are especially dire.
The Romanov tsars imposed rigid serfdom just as that woeful institution was fading almost everywhere else.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself|P. J. O’Rourke|May 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I sat in a suite at the Savoy hotel, in privilege, resenting the woeful ratbag I once was who, for all his problems, had drugs.
Nathalie wept on in woeful lamentation, feeling with the untriedness of youth that she was a great martyr.Blue Robin, the Girl Pioneer|Rena I. Halsey
This would serve to impress the reader with the woeful vicissitudes of sublunary things.Love Letters of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Volume 2 of 2|Nathaniel Hawthorne
He was deathly pale, dripping with water, and in his bonny blue eyes was a wild, woeful look that made my blood run cold.The Abbot's Ghost, Or Maurice Treherne's Temptation|A. M. Barnard
A brief interval of silence followed her woeful declaration.Marjorie Dean College Freshman|Pauline Lester
Arrived at his starting-point, he dropped Jeremiah to the ground, who slowly rose, in a woeful plight.Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon