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wae

[wey] /weɪ/
noun, Scot. and North England
1.
woe.
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  • There was an honest farmer that had kept up a sore struggle, my own very heart was wae for him when I put his bill in the packet.

    A Widow's Tale and Other Stories Mrs. (Margaret) Oliphant
  • But, wae's me, what did she see as she went to the castle door to welcome them?

    Hunter's Marjory Margaret Bruce Clarke
  • He fell in a rain of tears, fearing nor death nor hardship, I knew, but wae at the abandonment of his home.

    John Splendid Neil Munro
  • I am speaking for your red cheeks, my dear, believe me; I'm wae to see you like that.

    Doom Castle Neil Munro
  • O mickle yeuks the keckle doup,An' a' unsicker girns the graith, For wae and wae!

  • I was often wae for him, puir man, an' I did a' I could for him in my ain sma' wey.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh
  • I'm wae to tak' sae auld a man as Master Lambert to wet mosses, but there's nothing else to be dune.

  • Weariful and wae, how thankfully would I have rested beside him for ever; but then there was the bairn to claim my care.

  • Mony a heart was wae for him at the time, but the story has blawn by now; few folk think of it.

    Merkland Mrs. Oliphant
  • He's maybe the best specimen of the natural man that I ken o'; but wae's me, that's no' sufficient.

    Betty Grier Joseph Waugh

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