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sore

I.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
cold sore
sore throat
▪ The singer complained of a sore throat after Wednesday’s show.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
so
▪ By lunchtime the next day, her eyes were so sore and swollen that she could hardly see.
▪ But the wound was still so sore and tender that she could hardly bear to think about it.
still
▪ He moved his shoulder experimentally; still sore.
▪ Anyway, he doesn't say much; maybe his mouth is still sore from his visit to the dentist's.
▪ My heart is still sore for the loss of him.
very
▪ Mrs Krueger seemed to have very sore feet.
▪ They are likely to bend forward and flex the limbs in order to gain relief from the tightness. Very sore to touch.
▪ Her poor old eye is very sore.
▪ Or possibly a sheep with a very sore throat.
▪ Chest very sore and tight, children may cry before they cough.
■ NOUN
back
▪ Me and my sore back have had several meetings now with Fielding's moneymen.
▪ Cormier has been limited to long-tossing so far after reporting with a sore back.
▪ Oh yeah and me and my sore back got hold of little Selina late one night.
▪ Well, I say that, but of course me and my sore back got up to all kinds of stuff.
▪ Me and my sore back composed a letter to Martina.
▪ Me and my sore back had cocktails with Butch Beausoleil.
foot
▪ Despite sore feet and blisters, they completed the 26 and bit miles to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
▪ Billy Owens, limited to two quarters because of a sore foot, added 18 points and six assists.
▪ All the same, I had sore feet and was feeling sorry for myself.
▪ Mrs Krueger seemed to have very sore feet.
▪ Victor Alexander, just acquired in a trade with Toronto, has a sore foot.
▪ And what had he got in return but mouthfuls of dust and sore feet?
head
▪ Consistent testing Implicit in the anecdote about the sore head was the need to test the utterance.
▪ A day's work still to do before the Sabbath and they would have sore heads in the morning.
▪ Myeloski awoke like a grizzly bear with a sore head.
▪ Such people are like a bear with a sore head.
knee
▪ And Ceballos' counterpart on the Rockets, Robert Horry, was also sidelined, nursing a sore knee.
▪ Jenkins left the game when his chronically sore knees began bothering him.
▪ Carrington did not suit up because of his sore knee.
point
▪ Finally, there are plans to provide custodians a sore point to enable the churches to open for two hours a day.
▪ The potential restriction of physician income is a major sore point.
▪ Graduate entry with resultant opportunities for promotion was then - as now - an especially sore point.
▪ It is still a sore point with both grandparents that neither Alice nor Henry have been baptized.
▪ Another sore point was de Gaulle's fondness for theatricality and rhetoric, which sometimes came at the expense of substance.
▪ Private Eye was indeed an extremely sore point with Branson.
spot
▪ And now she had pierced her again in this sore spot.
▪ This is a sore spot with me.
▪ Tom gently washed Willie's body again and smoothed witch-hazel on to the sore spots.
▪ It's a warm good wine; it hits some little sore spot.
throat
▪ You may also have a dry irritating cough, a sore throat and a runny, itchy nose.
▪ Performances had to be canceled when she had a sore throat.
▪ Her only problem was a sore throat, which made speaking difficult.
▪ He was 15 and had gone to the doctor with a sore throat.
▪ If you have a sore throat, are you blocking communication?
▪ The patient should be advised to report immediately the occurrence of easy bruising, pallor, persistent sore throat, or fever.
▪ Balancing Breathing - do this more often when you have colds or sore throats.
▪ If you've got a cold or sore throat, they can advise which over-the-counter medicines to take.
thumb
▪ I mean, it sticks out like a sore thumb.
▪ For these reasons feminist values stand out like a sore thumb.
▪ We stand out like sore thumbs.
▪ There's no cover, and - as happened to me - any stranger sticks out like a sore thumb.
▪ The box at Marske-in-Swaledale, which turns its blank stainless steel back to the main road, is a particularly sore thumb.
▪ Having said that, in some of the bits of Shoreditch I passed through I stuck out like a sore thumb.
▪ You stick out like a sore thumb in that ghastly uniform, Charles.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a sight for sore eyes
▪ A visit to the Westonbirt Arboretum with its 13,000 trees and shrubs is always a sight for sore eyes.
▪ That'd be a sight for sore eyes with that one.
be like a bear with a sore head
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ His eyes looked red and sore, as if he had been rubbing them.
▪ Martin was unable to score at all in the game, complaining of a sore knee.
▪ My legs are still sore today.
▪ She missed more than ten performances that year due to a persistent sore throat and cough.
▪ She was sore because she wasn't asked to the wedding.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And they were sore as a boil, and righteously so.
▪ He was like Doctor Cooper poking a sore appendix.
▪ The sore, bruised, aching feeling makes him restless; always having to change position.
▪ The corners of the mouth may be cracked and sore and the tongue unusually red.
▪ The matter was not carefully investigated because Thebes was in sore straits at the time.
▪ They would do this for hours until my neck grew sore.
▪ We knew the sore facts we had both escaped.
▪ You have laboured up an unending hill with heavy feet which are swollen, sore and tired.
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
pressure
▪ During the peri-operative period pressure sore should be prevented by regular changes of position.
▪ They can also develop pressure sores on the elbows and other joints.
▪ There are two stages to pressure sores.
▪ A good, nourishing diet with plenty to drink will guard against pressure sores.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a sight for sore eyes
▪ A visit to the Westonbirt Arboretum with its 13,000 trees and shrubs is always a sight for sore eyes.
▪ That'd be a sight for sore eyes with that one.
be like a bear with a sore head
running sore
▪ And Nat was like a running sore, crabby, miserable.
▪ But finally, she would make of it an ulcer, a running sore that would never heal.
▪ For Horace it might have been a short madness; in Frere it threatened to become a running sore.
▪ In fact Meadowell is an Elastoplast name like Sizewell, invented in the 1970s to disguise what was already a running sore.
▪ Such protestations ferment a running sore which breeds contempt for the authorities.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A fleece underblanket protects her from bed sores.
▪ Any sore that does not heaL Progressive changes in size or color or feeling in a wart or mole.
▪ During the peri-operative period pressure sore should be prevented by regular changes of position.
▪ His hands were gnarled, and his legs were covered with sores.
▪ Look out for smell of solvent on breath, nose-bleeds, sores around nose and mouth, weight loss.
▪ The key opens on to a beige carpet that looks like a water poodle with burns and saddle sores.
▪ Willie's arms and legs were covered in bruises, weals and sores.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Sore

Sore \Sore\, a. [Compar. Sorer; superl. Sorest.] [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r; akin to D. zeer, OS. & OHG. s?r, G. sehr very, Icel. s[=a]rr, Sw. s[*a]r, Goth. sair pain. Cf. Sorry.]

  1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure; inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a sore hand.

  2. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.

    Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious, and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
    --Tillotson.

  3. Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
    --Shak.

  4. Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.]
    --Shak.

    Sore throat (Med.), inflammation of the throat and tonsils; pharyngitis. See Cynanche.

    Malignant sore throat, Ulcerated sore throat or Putrid sore throat. See Angina, and under Putrid.

Sore

Sore \Sore\, a. [F. saure, sore, sor; faucon sor a sore falcon. See Sorrel, n.] Reddish brown; sorrel. [R.]

Sore falcon. (Zo["o]l.) See Sore, n., 1.

Sore

Sore \Sore\, n. (Zo["o]l.) A young hawk or falcon in the first year.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.

Sore

Sore \Sore\, n. [OE. sor, sar, AS. s[=a]r. See Sore, a.]

  1. A place in an animal body where the skin and flesh are ruptured or bruised, so as to be tender or painful; a painful or diseased place, such as an ulcer or a boil.

    The dogs came and licked his sores.
    --Luke xvi. 21.

  2. Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
    --Chaucer.

    I see plainly where his sore lies.
    --Sir W. Scott.

    Gold sore. (Med.) See under Gold, n.

Sore

Sore \Sore\, adv. [AS. s[=a]re. See Sore, a.]

  1. In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.

    Thy hand presseth me sore.
    --Ps. xxxviii.

  2. 2. Greatly; violently; deeply.

    [Hannah] prayed unto the Lord and wept sore.
    --1 Sam. i. 10.

    Sore sighed the knight, who this long sermon heard.
    --Dryden.

Wikipedia

Sore

Sore may refer to:

  • A mild pain or ache
  • Ulcer (dermatology), a sore on the skin or a mucous membrane
  • A slang term for angry
  • Sore (band), an Indonesian rock band
  • Sore, Landes, a village in the Landes département of France
  • Sore (album), by Buzzov*en

Sore (Buzzov*en album)

Sore is second album released by sludge metal band Buzzov*en in 1994, through Roadrunner Records. It has since gone out of print.

Sore (band)

Sore is a Jakarta-based indie band formed in 2002. The band was originally formed by Ade Paloh, Mondo Gascaro, and Awan Garnida. They have been close friends since childhood. Other two members Bemby Gusti and Reza Dwiputranto, were brought in by Awan Garnida.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

sore

Old English sar "painful, grievous, aching, sad, wounding," influenced in meaning by Old Norse sarr "sore, wounded," from Proto-Germanic *saira- "suffering, sick, ill" (cognates: Old Frisian sar "painful," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer "sore, ache," Old High German ser "painful," Gothic sair "pain, sorrow, travail"), from PIE root *sai- (1) "suffering" (cognates: Old Irish saeth "pain, sickness").\n

\nAdverbial use (as in sore afraid) is from Old English sare but has mostly died out (replaced by sorely), but remains the main meaning of German cognate sehr "very." Slang meaning "angry, irritated" is first recorded 1738.

sore

Old English sar "bodily pain or injury, wound; sickness, disease; state of pain or suffering," from root of sore (adj.). Now restricted to ulcers, boils, blisters. Compare Old Saxon ser "pain, wound," Middle Dutch seer, Dutch zeer, Old High German ser, Old Norse sar, Gothic sair.

Wiktionary

sore

  1. 1 Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive. 2 Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation. 3 dire; distressing. 4 (context informal English) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered. 5 (context obsolete English) Criminal; wrong; evil. adv. 1 (lb en archaic) very, excessively, extremely (of something bad). 2 sorely. n. 1 An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin. 2 Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty. 3 A group of ducks on land. (See also: sord). 4 A young hawk or falcon in its first year. 5 A young buck in its fourth year. v

  2. mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait in the animal.

WordNet

sore

  1. adj. hurting; "the tender spot on his jaw" [syn: sensitive, tender]

  2. causing misery or pain or distress; "it was a sore trial to him"; "the painful process of growing up" [syn: afflictive, painful]

  3. roused to anger; "stayed huffy a good while"- Mark Twain; "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"; "mad at his friend"; "sore over a remark" [syn: huffy, mad]

  4. inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw"; "had a sore throat" [syn: raw]

sore

n. an open skin infection

Usage examples of "sore".

With the acrid juice of this herb, and of others belonging to the same Ranunculous order, beggars in England used to produce sores about their body for the sake of exciting pity, and getting alms.

Bane, but a man well nigh as old as his uncle, though he hath not made men tremble so sore, albeit he be far the better man, a good warrior, a wise leader, a reiver and lifter well wrought at all points.

Then, as in the tilting of a mirror, it shifted again to resemble a many-hoofed, amethystine crustacean coated in sores of oozing puss, out of which sprouted many black shiny eyes, which in turn were mounted on swaying, antennae-like projections.

They writhed and twisted and foamed, broke open in sores as the bacteria destroyed the binding structure of the amorphous tissue.

When eaten raw, dried Figs prove somewhat aperient, and they are apt to make the mouth sore whilst masticating them.

It may well be supposed that Arabin lost no time in making off, sore as his leg was.

As for Astel, wherever she was, I hoped that she would have a long and lingering death, and that said death would involve multiple open sores and scabs, preferably in the vicinity of her private regions.

For the first time in three years neat tubes of aureomycin ointment for udder sores were neatly stacked in the old space on the shelf.

On the very evening of the same day that I was first chosen to be a bailie, a sore affair came to light, in the discovery that Jean Gaisling had murdered her bastard bairn.

The bandaged hand was still dry, though the bindings keeping his Grace in the saddle had chafed a sore in one wrist.

Here is a mighty stronge and usid borow for flying serpens in sum baren, hethy, and sandy grownd, and thereby the litle round castel of Morna Moruna stondith on Omprenne Edge, as on the limit of the worlde, sore wether beten and yn ruine.

Bewailing her sorrowful doom, Bewailing her trouble so sore, For old Mr Fox is no more.

Abreu fume, knew that the latter was sore because he had not been able to find any excuse to hold Borel at Novorecife.

Are there yet in the country whence you come the breadless bellies, the sores and rags and lamentations of the poor?

Misseltoe, bruised and strained into oyle and drunken, hath presently and forthwith rid a grievous and sore stitch.