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sorely

[sawr-lee, sohr-] /ˈsɔr li, ˈsoʊr-/
adverb
1.
in a painful manner.
2.
extremely; very:
I was sorely tempted to report him.
Origin of sorely
900
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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Word Origin and History for sorely
adv.

Old English sarlice "grievously, mournfully, bitterly, painfully;" see sore (adj.) + -ly (2).

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