Sorely
Sorely Sore"ly, adv. In a sore manner; grievously; painfully; as, to be sorely afflicted. [1913 Webster]

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  • sorely — [sôr′lē] adv. [ME sorelie < OE sarlice: see SORE & LY2] 1. grievously; painfully [sorely vexed] 2. urgently; greatly; extremely [sorely needed] …   English World dictionary

  • sorely — O.E. sarlice; see SORE (Cf. sore) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sorely — ► ADVERB ▪ extremely; badly …   English terms dictionary

  • sorely — [[t]sɔ͟ː(r)li[/t]] ADV GRADED: ADV adj/prep, ADV before v (emphasis) Sorely is used to emphasize that a feeling such as disappointment or need is very strong. I for one was sorely disappointed. ...the potential to earn sorely needed money for… …   English dictionary

  • sorely — sore|ly [ˈso:li US ˈso:rli] adv very much or very seriously ▪ Jim will be sorely missed . ▪ Sabine was sorely tempted to throw her drink in his face. ▪ Your help is sorely needed . ▪ Courage is a quality that is sorely lacking in world leaders… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sorely — adv. 1 extremely, badly (am sorely tempted; sorely in need of repair). 2 severely (am sorely vexed). Etymology: OE sarlice (as SORE, LY(2)) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sorely — adv. Sorely is used with these adjectives: ↑disappointed, ↑lacking, ↑mistaken, ↑neglected Sorely is used with these verbs: ↑need, ↑test …   Collocations dictionary

  • sorely — sore|ly [ sɔrli ] adverb very much: used for emphasizing how much you feel a particular emotion: You ll be sorely missed. I was sorely tempted to pretend I was sick …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sorely — adverb very much or very seriously: sorely tempted (=extremely tempted): I was sorely tempted to just walk away from him after his rudeness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sorely — UK [ˈsɔː(r)lɪ] / US [ˈsɔrlɪ] adverb very much: used for emphasizing how much you feel a particular emotion You ll be sorely missed. I was sorely tempted to pretend I was ill …   English dictionary

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