Definitions

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  • adverb Archaic form of woefully.

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Examples

  • About the time of O'Neil's death Sidney made an official progress through the South and West, which he describes as wofully wasted by war, both town and country.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics - Volume 2

  • About the time of O'Neil's death Sidney made an official progress through the South and West, which he describes as wofully wasted by war, both town and country.

    A Popular History of Ireland : from the Earliest Period to the Emancipation of the Catholics — Complete

  • During the interval that had elapsed since his last journey to the house of this virtuous and hospitable family, the gloom that darkened the face of the country had become awful, and such as wofully bore out to the letter the melancholy truth of his own predictions.

    The Black Prophet: A Tale Of Irish Famine Traits And Stories Of The Irish Peasantry, The Works of William Carleton, Volume Three

  • Nor did I confine my care to his posthumous fame alone, but carefully inventoried and preserved the effects which he left behind him, namely, the contents of his small wardrobe, and a number of printed books of somewhat more consequence, together with certain, wofully blurred manuscripts, discovered in his repository.

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Crayon, while there, was on terms of intimacy with a certain radical fellow, who used to go about, with a hatful of newspapers, wofully out at elbows, and with a coat of great antiquity.

    Speeches: Literary and Social

  • Some pronounce it sour: some say it is thin; some that it has wofully lost its flavor.

    Roundabout Papers

  • Wolfgang beat time, waggled his head, sung wofully out of tune as the song proceeded; and if he had not been too intoxicated with love and other excitement, he would have remarked how the pictures on the wall, as the lady sung, began to waggle their heads too, and nod and grin to the music.

    Burlesques

  • The little old man sate before the battered piano (which had injured its constitution wofully by sitting up so many nights, and spoke with a voice, as it were, at once hoarse and faint), and accompanied the singers, or played with taste and grace in the intervals of the songs.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Wolfgang beat time, waggled his head, sung wofully out of tune as the song proceeded; and if he had not been too intoxicated with love and other excitement, he would have remarked how the pictures on the wall, as the lady sung, began to waggle their heads too, and nod and grin to the music.

    A Legend of the Rhine

  • On Sunday, no sooner was my mother gone to church, than I summoned Phil the valet, and insisted upon his producing my best suit, in which I arrayed myself (although I found that I had shot up so in my illness that the old dress was wofully too small for me), and, with my notable copy of verses in my hand, ran down towards Castle Brady, bent upon beholding my beauty.

    The Memoires of Barry Lyndon

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