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adjective, adverb
a Scot word for sore
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  • Ye hae been a guid friend to me, Sanders, in this sair affliction.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie
  • Ay, and he'd be sair elsewhere by the time I'd done wi' him—he!

    Bob, Son of Battle Alfred Ollivant
  • For, I love ye, lass—an' 'twad be sair hard to see ye spend ye're life repentin' the mistake of a moment.

    Prairie Flowers James B. Hendryx
  • It's sair wastit upo' him 'at caana see the thoucht intil't!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Geordie that followed me all the way from home, and was sair hurt for me, and freed me from yon awsome castle.

    Two Penniless Princesses Charlotte M. Yonge
  • It's a trowth—but a sair pity, my dautie (daughter—darling).

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Eh, but sic maun be sair affrontit wi' themsels, that disgrace at ance the wife that should hae been and the bairn that shouldna!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Eh, but they maun be sair hungert afore they tak til the vera dirt!

    Salted With Fire George MacDonald
  • Ay, its sair to hae the heart broken by the hands that should hae comforted it and bound it up.

  • I'm dootin'—I'm sair dootin' she's but a flichty, licht-hearted crittur after a'.

    Auld Licht Idylls J. M. Barrie

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