soar vs sore :

soar or sore

By far the more common word is “sore” which refers to aches, pains and wounds: sore feet, sore backs, sores on your skin. The more unusual word used to describe the act of gliding through the air or swooping up toward the heavens is spelled ”soar.” This second word is often used metaphorically: eagles, spirits, and prices can all soar. If you know your parts of speech, just keep in mind that “soar” is always a verb, and “sore” can be either a noun (“running sore”) or an adjective (“sore loser”) but never a verb. In archaic English “sore” could also be an adverb meaning “sorely” or “severely”: “they were sore afraid.”

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Definitions

  • n  the act of rising upward into the air
  • v  rise rapidly
    the dollar soared against the yen
  • v  fly by means of a hang glider
  • v  fly upwards or high in the sky
  • v  go or move upward
    The stock market soared after the cease-fire was announced
  • v  fly a plane without an engine

  • n  an open skin infection
  • s  hurting
  • s  causing misery or pain or distress
    it was a sore trial to him
  • s  roused to anger
    sore over a remark
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    June 14, 2013 - The Herald Bulletin
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    June 14, 2013 - seattlepi.com