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
She falls desperately in love with her wounded guest, and to him there comes the sorest temptation of his life.Beyond|Henry Seward Hubbard
Richard's face flushed, but he would not willingly show anger with one who had granted the prayer of his sorest need.There and Back|George MacDonald
It would be the thrusting of a probe deep into the tenderest and sorest parts of the Confederate body-politic.
It dropped with deadly effect upon the sorest spot of all, completely unnerving him.The Wendigo|Algernon Blackwood
It was the slab upon which John Friendleton, imaginative at sorest need, had caused to be carved simply a bunch of tuberoses.A Book o' Nine Tales.|Arlo Bates
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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)