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The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.
His last words, or so they say, were woefully self-indulgent: “Why me, Johnny Lazia, who has been the friend of everybody?”
The penniless Pieret announced his intentions of stealing more art from the woefully guarded Louvre to make more money.
That is woefully short of what ISIS needs, and they know it.
We Americans are so woefully unaware when it comes to the history, and the specifics.
Emma's face fell so woefully at this—was not her John at that moment all expectant round the corner?The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight|Elizabeth von Arnim
If Hickey had not been woefully weak in mathematics the famous Fed.The Eternal Boy|Owen Johnson
This victory gained, Rokesmith made haste to profit by it, for he saw how woefully time had been lost.Our Mutual Friend|Charles Dickens
Mr. and Mrs. Hildyard, you now see the effects of your woefully indulgent training.Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
But the poor child is woefully behind her years in knowledge.Letty and the Twins|Helen Sherman Griffith