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Definition of "woe betide" []

  • Bad things will happen to (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "woe betide" in a sentence
  • "But woe betide if theold government whose intentions were after all good were replaced by a newone which was not so decent; then spineless compliance and childlike faithwere the gravest calamity that could be conceived of."
  • "When the Queen and her ladies heard this, they burst out laughing, and the Queen said to my knight: "Tell your lord, that woe betide him the day that he made me kneel to his haircloth!""
  • "So woe betide the marine whose choking black leather stock was not properly fastened around his neck or whose knee-length black leather spatterdashes were not properly buttoned."