adjective, sor·er, sor·est.
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Origin of sore
OTHER WORDS FROM soresoreness, nounun·sore, adjectiveun·sore·ly, adverbun·sore·ness, noun
Words nearby sore
Example sentences from the Web for sore
The lack of access has been a sore point within the SEC for the past decade.How Tesla led the way for Chinese rival Xpeng’s $1.5 billion IPO|eamonbarrett|August 28, 2020|Fortune
The man had a fever, cough, sore throat and headache for three days in March.
The first time the man was infected, he had a fever, cough, sore throat and headache for three days.A man in Hong Kong is the first confirmed case of coronavirus reinfection|Erin Garcia de Jesus|August 24, 2020|Science News
The volunteers who got it developed sore arms and other side effects that wouldn’t give away that they had not received the coronavirus vaccine.
The meningococcal vaccine is safe and was used as a comparison group instead of a placebo so that volunteers got sore arms and other side effects that wouldn’t give away that they were in a comparison group.COVID-19 vaccines by Oxford, CanSino and Pfizer all trigger immune responses|Tina Hesman Saey|July 21, 2020|Science News
But for the real Mark Schultz, whom Tatum plays in the film Foxcatcher, it has become a sore point.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’|Rich Goldstein|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's always been the same: Tim Stoddard has a sore arm and they believe him.
Lately, Richard Dawkins seems to scan the world for sore spots, take a good poke, and revel in the ensuing outcry.
After ONE practice session on a wooden horse my arm and legs were sore days later.
“He was probably a bear with a sore head after that,” she cedes.In Florida, Sprawling Humans Confront the Bears Who Lived There First|Jacqui Goddard|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The servant had evidently touched intentionally on one of the master's sore points.The Dead Secret|Wilkie Collins
I am not weak; it is only that my heart is sore for those I love.Three Dramas|Bjrnstjerne M. Bjrnson
Then he began to be sore perplexed, and torn with agonising doubts.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
O God, forgive us if we are too hot, too sore at heart, for easy pleasantness!Things as They Are|Amy Wilson-Carmichael
All our hearts were sore, as if one of the family had been lost.The Story of My Boyhood and Youth|John Muir
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Derived forms of soresoreness, noun
Word Origin for sore
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Other words from soresore′ness n.
Idioms and Phrases with sore
In addition to the idiom beginning with sore
- sore point, a
- sight for sore eyes
- stick out (like a sore thumb)