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
Example sentences from the Web for sore
There may be no sense of soreness or swelling, but dull pain.A Newly Discovered System of Electrical Medication|Daniel Clark
After walking awhile I found my soreness began to leave me, when I began to accelerate my pace.Biography of a Slave|Charles Thompson
The soreness which may not pass the lips is felt the more keenly within.Mashi and Other Stories|Rabindranath Tagore
Thus, not without some soreness of heart, closed his direct connection with the theatre.Robert Browning|Edward Dowden
It was not a wrench, only a bruise, and as he stretched his ankle a few times the soreness went away.The Guns of Shiloh|Joseph A. Altsheler
British Dictionary definitions for sore
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)