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woebegone

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Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
Jean Baudrillard
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English

Etymology

Old English, “woe has beset me”, from wo (woe) + begon (to beset, to surround)

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Adjective

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Positive
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  1. in a deplorable state
  2. filled with or deeply affected by woe

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