Examples of sorely in a Sentence
You will be sorely missed.
She provided some sorely needed help.
The house is sorely in need of paint.
He is sorely lacking in social skills.
Recent Examples of sorely from the Web
Redshirt junior David Hood proved to be a capable backup, but the lack of a home run threat from Armstead was sorely missed.
That has limited investment in the care homes of tomorrow—which are sorely needed, since the population is ageing.
Sure, everyone enjoys a plate of crunchy croquettes and beef tongue slowly braised in peppery tomato sauce — served at Bar Gernika, Leku Ona and Epi’s in Meridian — but modern-day Basque cuisine is sorely missing from the dining scene here.
The team sorely needs a second baseman, and several clubs could benefit from dealing theirs.
But even with all that, Richardsâ’ size and speed — and normally reliable hands —are sorely needed if the Canes (6-0) are to continue to win.
The candy corn debate is missing some sorely needed nuance.
Given the comments on her latest Instagram post, in which she's seen posing backstage for the VS fashion show, Ambrosio will sorely be missed by her fans.
His absence in this Arsenal team has been sorely missed, especially given their win rate with the Spaniard in their side.
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First Known Use of sorely
before 12th century
Synonymsagonizingly, bitterly, dolefully, dolorously, grievously, hardly, inconsolably, lugubriously, mournfully, painfully, plaintively, regretfully, resentfully, ruefully, sadly, hard, sorrowfully, unhappily, wailfully, woefully, wretchedly
Antonymsblissfully, gladly, happily, joyfully, joyously
Related Wordsabjectly, cheerlessly, crestfallenly, dejectedly, despairingly, despondently, disconsolately, dispiritedly, downheartedly, low-spiritedly; blackly, darkly, dismally, distressfully, distressingly, dourly, drearily, forlornly, gloomily, glumly, joylessly, mirthlessly, miserably, morosely, pessimistically, somberly, sullenly; acutely, harshly, keenly, piercingly, poignantly, severely, sharply; cruelly, hurtfully, ill, rancorously
Near Antonymscheerfully, cheerily, delightedly, gaily (also gayly), gleefully, good-naturedly, lightheartedly, merrily, mirthfully, rejoicingly, sunnily; blithely, blithesomely, calmly, casually, dispassionately, easily, impassively, indifferently, lightly, nonchalantly, stoically, unconcernedly; favorably, well
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