Furneaux drew the prize, which was only a just compensation for a sore head and sorer feelings.
And never can human brain have held a sorer conflict of reflection than was mine.
Time was pressing, so we were finally obliged to ride, becoming stiffer and sorer every minute.
And, all the time, I could watch Mr. Robert gettin' sorer and sorer.
But then she thought also, with a sorer qualm of self-pity, that Sylvia had not quite so long a life before her, to live alone.
Boris is sorer than a boiled owl at being run on the rocks by a girl.
But to be parted from the woman I love was even a sorer trial.
And yet he parted from her with a sorer heart every evening.
The directors got sorer and sorer as Worth Gilbert's cheerfulness increased.
But no sorer was their fall than that of my beloved poppies.
Old English sar "painful, grievous, aching, sad, wounding," influenced in meaning by Old Norse sarr "sore, wounded," from Proto-Germanic *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (cf. Old Frisian sar "painful," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer "sore, ache," Old High German ser "painful," Gothic sair "pain, sorrow, travail"), from PIE root *sai- (1) "suffering" (cf. Old Irish saeth "pain, sickness").
Adverbial use (e.g. sore afraid) is from Old English sare but has mostly died out (replaced by sorely), but remains the main meaning of German cognate sehr "very." Slang meaning "angry, irritated" is first recorded 1738.
Old English sar "bodily pain or injury, wound; sickness, disease; state of pain or suffering," from root of sore (adj.). Now restricted to ulcers, boils, blisters. Cf. Old Saxon ser "pain, wound," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer, Old High German ser, Old Norse sar, Gothic sair.
An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer. adj.
Painful to the touch; tender.
Angry; irritated; pissed off: I was sore (1738+)