Definition of Sorely

1. Adverb. To a great degree. "We were sorely taxed to keep up with them"

Partainyms: Sore



2. Adverb. In or as if in pain. "Sorely wounded"
Exact synonyms: Painfully
Partainyms: Painful, Sore
Antonyms: Painlessly

Definition of Sorely

1. adv. In a sore manner; grievously; painfully; as, to be sorely afflicted.

Definition of Sorely

1. Adverb. In a sore or desperate manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sorely

1. in a sore manner [adv]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sorely

soredial
sorediate
sorediiferous
soredium
soree
sorees
sorehead
soreheaded
soreheads
sorehon
sorehons
sorel
sorell
sorells
sorels
sorely (current term)
sorema
soremouth
soremouth virus
soremuzzle
soreness
sorenesses
sorer
sores
sorest
sorex
sorexes
sorgho
sorghos
sorghum

Literary usage of Sorely

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini by Benvenuto Cellini (1910)
"This coming to their ears, they threatened to make me sorely repent of such words; but I, who knew not what the colour of fear was, paid them little or no ..."

2. Dictionary of national biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1893)
"Boasting Baptist dismounted and the Beast disarmed and sorely wounded without any carnal weapon,' London, 1650. 4. ' Sion's Enemy discovered' [1059]. ..."

3. View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Henry Hallam (1848)
"This was one of the most vexatious parts of our feudal tenures, and was never perhaps more sorely felt, than in their last stage under the Tudor and Stuart ..."

4. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"This coming to their ears, they threatened to make me sorely repent of such words; but I, who knew not what the colour of fear was, paid them little or no ..."

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