Etymology
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sorely (adv.)

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

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Definitions of sorely

sorely (adv.)
to a great degree;
I missed him sorely
we were sorely taxed to keep up with them
sorely (adv.)
in or as if in pain;
sorely wounded
Synonyms: painfully
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