sorely

[ sawr-lee, sohr- ]
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adverb
  1. in a painful manner.

  2. extremely; very: I was sorely tempted to report him.

Origin of sorely

1
before 900; Middle English sarely, soreli,Old English sārlīce;see sore, -ly

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sorely

/ (ˈsɔːlɪ) /


adverb
  1. painfully or grievously: sorely wounded

  2. pressingly or greatly: to be sorely taxed; he will be sorely missed

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