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Sore vs. Very — What's the Difference?

Sore vs. Very — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Sore and Very

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Sore

Painful to the touch; tender.
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Very

In a high degree; extremely
Very happy.
Very much admired.
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Sore

Feeling physical pain; hurting
Sore all over.
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Very

Truly; absolutely
The very best advice.
Attended the very same schools.
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Sore

Causing misery, sorrow, or distress; grievous
In sore need.
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Very

Very Used in titles
The Very Reverend Jane Smith.
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Sore

Causing embarrassment or irritation
A sore subject.
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Very

Complete; absolute
At the very end of his career.
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Sore

Full of distress; sorrowful.
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Very

Being the same; identical
That is the very question she asked yesterday.
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Sore

(Informal) Angry; offended.
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Very

Being particularly suitable or appropriate
The very item needed to increase sales.
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Sore

An open skin lesion, wound, or ulcer.
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Very

Used to emphasize the importance of what is specified
The very mountains shook.
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Sore

A source of pain, distress, or irritation.
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Very

Being nothing more than what is specified; mere
The very act of riding in the car made him dizzy.
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Sore

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

(Archaic) Genuine; true
"Like very sanctity, she did approach" (Shakespeare).
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Sore

Sorely.
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Very

(literary) True, real, actual.
The fierce hatred of a very woman.
The very blood and bone of our grammar.
He tried his very best.
We're approaching the very end of the trip.
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Sore

Causing pain or discomfort; painfully sensitive.
Her feet were sore from walking so far.
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Very

The same; identical.
He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.
That's the very tool that I need.
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Sore

Sensitive; tender; easily pained, grieved, or vexed; very susceptible of irritation.
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Very

With limiting effect: mere.
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Sore

Dire; distressing.
The school was in sore need of textbooks, theirs having been ruined in the flood.
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Very

To a great extent or degree.
That dress is very you.
Not very many (of them) had been damaged.
She's very like her mother.
‘Is she busy?’ ― ‘Not very.’
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Sore

(informal) Feeling animosity towards someone; annoyed or angered.
Joe was sore at Bob for beating him at checkers.
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Very

Conforming to fact, reality or rule; true.
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Sore

(obsolete) Criminal; wrong; evil.
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Very

(with superlatives) Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.
He was the very best runner there.
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Sore

(archaic) Very, excessively, extremely (of something bad).
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Very

True; real; actual; veritable.
Whether thou be my very son Esau or not.
He that covereth a transgression seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter separateth very friends.
The very essence of truth is plainness and brightness.
I looked on the consideration of public service or public ornament to be real and very justice.
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Sore

Sorely.
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Very

In a high degree; to no small extent; exceedingly; excessively; extremely; as, a very great mountain; a very bright sun; a very cold day; the river flows very rapidly; he was very much hurt.
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Sore

An injured, infected, inflamed or diseased patch of skin.
They put ointment and a bandage on the sore.
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Very

Precisely as stated;
The very center of town
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Sore

Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
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Very

Being the exact same one; not any other:;
This is the identical room we stayed in before
The themes of his stories are one and the same
Saw the selfsame quotation in two newspapers
On this very spot
The very thing he said yesterday
The very man I want to see
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Sore

A young hawk or falcon in its first year.
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Very

Used to give emphasis to the relevance of the thing modified;
His very name struck terror
Caught in the very act
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Sore

A young buck in its fourth year.
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Very

Used to give emphasis;
The very essence of artistic expression is invention
The very back of the room
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Sore

(transitive) To mutilate the legs or feet of (a horse) in order to induce a particular gait.
Dec 05, 2022

Very

Used as intensifiers; `real' is sometimes used informally for `really'; `rattling' is informal;
She was very gifted
He played very well
A really enjoyable evening
I'm real sorry about it
A rattling good yarn
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Sore

Reddish brown; sorrel.
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Very

Precisely so;
On the very next page
He expected the very opposite
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Sore

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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Sore

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.
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Sore

Severe; afflictive; distressing; as, a sore disease; sore evil or calamity.
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Sore

Criminal; wrong; evil.
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Sore

A young hawk or falcon in the first year.
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Sore

A young buck in the fourth year. See the Note under Buck.
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Sore

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.
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Sore

Fig.: Grief; affliction; trouble; difficulty.
I see plainly where his sore lies.
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Sore

In a sore manner; with pain; grievously.
Thy hand presseth me sore.
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Sore

Greatly; violently; deeply.
[Hannah] prayed unto the Lord and wept sore.
Sore sighed the knight, who this long sermon heard.
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Sore

An open skin infection
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Sore

Hurting;
The tender spot on his jaw
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Sore

Causing misery or pain or distress;
It was a sore trial to him
The painful process of growing up
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Sore

Roused to anger;
Stayed huffy a good while
She gets mad when you wake her up so early
Mad at his friend
Sore over a remark
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Sore

Inflamed and painful;
His throat was raw
Had a sore throat
Dec 05, 2022

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