sorely

[ sawr-lee, sohr- ]
/ ˈsɔr li, ˈsoʊr- /

adverb

in a painful manner.
extremely; very: I was sorely tempted to report him.

Origin of sorely

before 900; Middle English sarely, soreli, Old English sārlīce; see sore, -ly
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sorely

/ (ˈsɔːlɪ) /

adverb

painfully or grievouslysorely wounded
pressingly or greatlyto be sorely taxed; he will be sorely missed
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