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sore

1. (esp of a wound, injury, etc.) painfully sensitive; tender
2. a painful or sensitive wound, injury, etc.
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But at last there seemed a perverse turn; it seemed all at once as if he were more afraid of its being a bad sore throat on her account, than on Harriet'smore anxious that she should escape the infection, than that there should be no infection in the complaint.
For where his stick had struck her on the forehead there came a sore that would not be healed, and in the sore grew an abscess, and the abscess ate inwards till it came to the brain.
Mowgli was sore and angry as well as hungry, and he roamed through the empty city giving the Strangers' Hunting Call from time to time, but no one answered him, and Mowgli felt that he had reached a very bad place indeed.
Jeremy sat disconsolately on the edge of his boat--sucking his sore fingers and peering down into the water--a MUCH worse thing happened; a really FRIGHTFUL thing it would have been, if Mr.
Don Quixote a madman, and we sane; he goes off laughing, safe, and sound, and you are left sore and sorry
Daily his strength ebbed away from him, until he was in sore distress.
Without salve, he could not, he thought, wear the sore badge of his dishonor through life.
It is a great doctor for sore hearts and sore heads, too, your ship's routine, which I have seen soothe - at least for a time - the most turbulent of spirits.
Dorothy ran down and helped the Scarecrow to his feet, and the Lion came up to her, feeling rather bruised and sore, and said, "It is useless to fight people with shooting heads; no one can withstand them.
The little children were in a pitiable condition--they all had sore eyes, and were otherwise afflicted in various ways.
So they stood, each in his place, neither moving a finger's-breadth back, for one good hour, and many blows were given and received by each in that time, till here and there were sore bones and bumps, yet neither thought of crying "Enough," nor seemed likely to fall from off the bridge.
I, too, am well now: one of my eyes was sore but now I am on the lookout with both.