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
It was a sore job to get the corpse on board, and a sorer yet to bring it p. 36home before the rolling seas.The Waif Woman|Robert Louis Stevenson
Boris is sorer than a boiled owl at being run on the rocks by a girl.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
Good Mr. Rose's feet became sorer and sorer each succeeding day; Mr. S. at length nearly gave up; my son had grown brisker.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2|Maria R. Audubon
With a sorer heart than ever, he flung the papers from him and went out to gather strength in the open air.The Chief Legatee|Anna Katharine Green
This was worse than a thousand whippings, and Tom's heart was sorer now than his body.The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
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Derived forms of soresoreness, noun
Word Origin for sore
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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)