interj. & n. Archaic
Variant of wellaway.
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(ˈwɛləˌdeɪ) or


archaic woe! alas!
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(Egan credits the strength of several of my articles where I argue against memorial reconstruction as the explanation of major differences between early printed texts of plays like Hamlet, Lear, and Richard III, but most commentators and editors reject my similar efforts about the multiple texts of 2 and 3 Henry VI Ah, welladay.) While he challenges Kathleen Irace's computer-assisted but circular arguments in favor of memorial reconstruction, he doesn't show how frequently her work is cited by those who remain in support of the theory.