Christmas drew on, but never was a sorrier season kept by soldiers of France.
If Dorian Gray's life were spoiled, no one would be sorrier than yourself.
Harris woke again, but did not complain, and I was sorrier than ever.
But no one is sorrier than the bishop himself when he blunders.
If he did, I am sorrier still, for I am sure it was a good one!
I'm sorry I've lost my post here, but I'd be sorrier to have lost her.
And sorrier to think of Henry de Spain getting killed that way.
I am very sorry to leave him, and sorrier that I have not heard what he was so eager to tell me.
The witnesses were examined and cross-examined, and the longer the process lasted the sorrier was the spectacle they presented.
But you're right; I was sorry to send in my papers, and I've been sorrier since the day I did it.
Old English sarig "distressed, grieved, full of sorrow" (not found in the physical sense of "sore"), from Proto-Germanic *sairiga- "painful" (cf. Old Saxon serag, Middle Dutch seerigh "sore; sad, sorry," Dutch zeerig "sore, full of sores," Old High German serag, Swedish sårig "sore, full of sores"), from *sairaz "pain" (physical and mental); related to *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (see sore (adj.)). Meaning "wretched, worthless, poor" first recorded mid-13c. Spelling shift from -a- to -o- by influence of sorrow. Apologetic sense (short for I'm sorry) is attested from 1834; phrase sorry about that popularized 1960s by U.S. TV show "Get Smart." Related: Sorrily; sorriness.
Wretched; worthless; inferior; half-assed: this one kid, and he was a sorry shit/ The reputation of the Barclay has been one of sorry-ass service/ One more sorry-ass useless killing (entry form 1250+, variant 1970s+)