from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Affected with or marked by deep sorrow, grief, or wretchedness. See Synonyms at sad.
- adj. Of an inferior or deplorable condition: a rundown, woebegone old shack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. In a deplorable state.
- adj. Filled with or deeply affected by woe.
Chafed at having been described as woebegone, Diana lifted her chin.
I can still call his woebegone appearance to mind.
Tallick's mien was .. "woebegone" is the only word for it.
Here was a motley crowd of woebegone wretches who had spent the night in the rain.
And perhaps I won't have to sit through another woebegone panel on the state of science fiction.
Now at the end, he is stranded on the Great White Way in the woebegone rethought revival of On A Clear Day You Can See Forever.
But he can take his creativity, and some team's defense — maybe the St. Louis Rams 'unit or the Detroit Lions' woebegone collection — will be become instantly better.
Sunday's Denver at Miami showdown was the kind of woebegone NFL contest Roger Goodell should have paid you $29.95 to watch.
The finest tennis player these islands have produced since Fred Perry will not see himself as a woebegone nitwit – and he is far from that – but his otherworldliness is also his strength: opponents are often as bemused by him on court as those employed to chronicle his pronouncements are off it.
Mr. Gray should apply his obvious talents to improving the woebegone school system without reference to the political force of any group offering him advice.
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