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    woefully

    hi teachers
    woefully i know it means but i dont find the way how to use it
    can you make up some sentences for me i appreciate

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    Re: woefully

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    woefully (adverb), deplorably, lamentably, sadly, woefully; in an unfortunate or deplorable manner; "he was sadly neglected"; "it was woefully inadequate"

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    EX: This definition is woefully insufficient in that it clearly does not include upstream management.
    EX: Evolution is woefully difficult to define. At its core, the term merely implies change over time.
    EX: I really do think the license needs a definition of terms, when those terms are woefully unclear.
    EX: Three dimensions are woefully inadequate to define real buildings; two-dimensional images are simply more woeful emulations.
    EX: The IANA filters are easy to define, but are woefully incomplete.
    EX: Woefully, JS if `($jmin) lt 1` then define symbol jmin 1 if `($jmax) lt 1` then define symbol jmax 1 if `($kmin)...
    EX: Would you trust a government that was "woefully unprepared"?
    EX: A WOEFULLY UNDER FUNDED COURT SYSTEM, CONTINUED ...
    EX: Its leaders seem woefully ill-prepared to defend the pro-family position ...
    EX: Let's not invent new phrases such as "apparent weight" because we have given a woefully poor definition of weight such as what appears in most (if not all) ...
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    Re: woefully

    can i use these following sentence
    1 she neglected her chinldren woefully
    2 a woefully dissaproved
    3 he told me one of his woefully concern
    4 its kinda hard to believe but is woefully truth
    please correct the sentence if i made any mistake i know i did
    thanks

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    Re: woefully

    The symbol ? means, questionable; the symbol * means, ungrammatical.

    1. ?She neglected her children woefully.
    2. *a woefully dissaproved <'a' cannot modify adverbs or verbs>
    3. *He told me one of his woefully concern. <'woefully' cannot modify nouns>
    4 *It's kind of hard to believe but it is woefully truth. <'truth' is a noun>

    Try,

    1. Woefully, she neglected her children/She woefully neglected her children.
    2. I woefully dissaproved.
    3. He told me one of his woeful concerns.
    4 It's kind of hard to believe but it is woefully true.
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    Re: woefully

    Is "a woefully disapproved idea" correct?

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    Re: woefully

    I wouldn't use it like that.

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    Re: woefully

    I know, but I couldn't find a better noun. Maybe it would sound better with another noun?

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    I don't think it goes well with the adjective- I use it with things like 'inadequate'.

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    Re: woefully

    woe - great sorrow or distress
    Why apply that to an idea??
    I feel that the word 'woefully' tends to connote exaggeration.
    Why not use simpler worlds like 'totally unacceptable idea'?

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