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English definition of “sorely”

sorely

adverb     /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
(Definition of sorely adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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