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From Middle English wofare, equivalent to woe +‎ fare.


woefare (uncountable)

  1. Discontentment; sorrow; unhappiness
    • 1884, Henry Theophilus Finck, Wagner Handbook for the Festival Concerts Given in 1884:
      [...] alone thy food was laughing delight, for feeling's blind and fathomless bliss thy lips were deep in the drink of love — while mine winced at the gall mixed with the woefare of gods? — Thy fooling thought freely then follow ; aloof thou hast left me far.
    • 1886, Lady Isabel Burton, Justin Huntly McCarthy, Lady Burton's Edition of Her Husband's Arabian Nights:
      Quoth Abd al-Rahman, "I fear strangerhood for him, inasmuch as wayfare is the worst of woefare;" but she said, "There is no harm in strangerhood for him when it leadeth to gaining good; [...]