Definition of sorely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈsɔːli//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɔːrli//
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seriously; very much I was sorely tempted to complain, but I didn't. If you don't come to the reunion you'll be sorely missed. Their patience was sorely tested as yet another delay to the scheduled service was announced. Word OriginOld English sārlīce (see sore, -ly).
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