sore (adj.)
severe, harsh, heavy
Cym III.vi.13[Innogen alone] To lapse in fulness / Is sorer than to lie for need
Ham I.i.75[Marcellus to Horatio and Barnardo] shipwrights, whose sore task / Does not divide the Sunday from the week
Ham V.i.169[First Clown to Hamlet] water is a sore decayer of your whoreson dead body
Ham V.ii.223[Hamlet to Laertes] I am punished with a sore distraction
KL III.v.21[Edmund to Cornwall] I will persever in my course of loyalty, though the conflict be sore between that and my blood
Per IV.ii.32[Pander to Bawd] the sore terms we stand upon with the gods
R3 I.iv.42[Keeper to Clarence, of Clarence's nightmare] Awaked you not in this sore agony?
Tem III.i.11[Ferdinand alone, of having to carry out his task] Upon a sore injunction
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