sorely

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adverb sore·ly \ ˈsȯr-lē \

Definition of sorely

1 :in a sore manner :painfully
2 :very, extremely
  • sorely needed changes

Examples of sorely in a Sentence

  1. You will be sorely missed.

  2. She provided some sorely needed help.

  3. The house is sorely in need of paint.

  4. He is sorely lacking in social skills.

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First Known Use of sorely

before 12th century


SORELY Defined for English Language Learners

sorely

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adverb

Definition of sorely for English Language Learners

  • : very much



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