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English definition of “sorely”

sorely

adverb uk   /ˈsɔː.li/ us    /ˈsɔːr-/ formal
extremely; very much: I was sorely tempted to say exactly what I thought of his offer. You'll be sorely missed by everyone here, and we wish you success in your new job.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
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