Origin of woe
Examples from the Web for woes
But amid their tumbling words describing their woes, they express disbelief much will come from the talks.
Not only had a big man stumbled, but the country he so daringly represented also seemed diminished by his woes.The Rise And Fall Of Brazilian Billionaire Eike Batista|Mac Margolis|November 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST
To add to his woes, the president is repeatedly stiff-armed, both at home and abroad.
Genetically modified crops have been touted as a solution to many of the woes afflicting agriculture.Farmers Turn to Pesticide as Insects Resist Genetically Modified Crops|Daniel Gross|May 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The third of the "woes" suddenly plaguing the administration isn't a scandal in any credible sense of the word.The Obama Scandals Are Desperate Measures by the GOP|Robert Shrum|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Are you for Freedom, with its priceless blessings, or are you for Slavery, with its countless wrongs and woes?Charles Sumner; his complete works, volume 5 (of 20)|Charles Sumner
She could put herself in another's place and actually feel another's woes.Joyce's Investments|Fannie E. Newberry
Ef you cyarpet-baggers does go back on us, woes be unto you!The Dixie Book of Days|Matthew Page Andrews
In surgery they have by learning and judgment alleviated the woes of thousands.Model Speeches for Practise|Grenville Kleiser
Last year Betty thought of little save herself—of her own woes, her own difficulties, and her birthday was almost forgotten.Betty's Battles|S. L. M.
British Dictionary definitions for woes
Word Origin for woe
Word Origin and History for woes
Old English wa, a common exclamation of lament in many languages (cf. Latin væ, Greek oa, German weh, Lettish wai, Old Irish fe, Welsh gwae, Armenian vay). The noun is attested from late 12c., from the interjection.