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 for Sorer
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     1. Tender to the touch; susceptible of pain from pressure;
        inflamed; painful; -- said of the body or its parts; as, a
        sore hand.
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     2. Fig.: Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed;
        very susceptible of irritation.
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              Malice and hatred are very fretting and vexatious,
              and apt to make our minds sore and uneasy.
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     3. Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore
        evil or calamity. --Shak.
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     4. Criminal; wrong; evil. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     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.
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