dole (n.)
grief, sorrow, sadness
AYL I.ii.121[Le Beau to Rosalind and Celia, of the defeated sons and their father] the poor old man making such pitiful dole over them
Ham I.ii.13[Claudius to his court, of himself] In equal scale weighing delight and dole
MND V.i.270[Bottom as Pyramus] What dreadful dole is here?
Per Chorus.III.42[Gower alone, of Pericles and company] Omit we all their dole and woe
TNK I.v.3[Song] Our dole more deadly looks than dying [i.e. our grief seems more death-like than death itself] [also: sense 2]
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