in a painful manner.
extremely; very: I was sorely tempted to report him.
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How to use sorely in a sentence
Some brokers delivered a sorely needed product while making a nice profit.“Those of Us Who Don’t Die Are Going to Quit”: A Crush of Patients, Dwindling Supplies and the Nurse Who Lost Hope | by J. David McSwane | December 30, 2020 | ProPublica
With AI cracking one problem after another, deploying it to help foster some romance in a place where romance is sorely needed may not be the worst idea.Algorithms for Love: Japan Will Soon Launch an AI Dating Service | Vanessa Bates Ramirez | December 16, 2020 | Singularity Hub
To manage at this phase, we’ll need strong testing capacity, which we are still sorely lacking in many regions.Getting to the COVID-19 finish line: A drama in three acts | matthewheimer | December 8, 2020 | Fortune
It’s hard enough running a university without also having to run a cemetery, especially one sorely lacking in funds.In Glover Park, an old Catholic cemetery gets new life | John Kelly | December 2, 2020 | Washington Post
These are just some of the ways in which a global democratic coalition could advance rules that are sorely lacking in the digital sphere.How democracies can claim back power in the digital world | Amy Nordrum | September 29, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
For so many reasons she will be sorely missed, and we can only hope that the next generation produces another Yuri Kochiyama.Remembering Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Activist and Malcolm X Ally | Herb Boyd | June 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
sorely missed talent, of course, only goes so far in ramping up excitement for a new sitcom.The Failure of ‘Sean Saves the World’ Is Epically Disappointing | Kevin Fallon | January 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If Karzai thinks his drift towards the Taliban will buy him forgiveness, he is sorely mistaken.
Many times when I have been in sorely trying situations, the memory of that little one has come into my mind, and has buoyed me.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. | Alex Haley | January 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such change at the top of the FDNY could dramatically affect a department many accuse of sorely lacking in diversity.
These hills, if we have to mount them, shall sorely try the thews of horse and man.
Railway expectations ran high; immense traffic receipts, sorely needed, ought to have swelled the coffers of the companies.Fifty Years of Railway Life in England, Scotland and Ireland | Joseph Tatlow
The position tried him sorely, testing his new strength from such amazing and unexpected angles.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Let alone its being months behind the fashion, it was frayed around the bottom and the front breadth was sorely stained.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
Randolph himself was very sorely bested, but he succeeded in killing the commandant; whereupon the garrison gave in.King Robert the Bruce | A. F. Murison
British Dictionary definitions for sorely
painfully or grievously: sorely wounded
pressingly or greatly: to be sorely taxed; he will be sorely missed
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