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Chris -- 2015-05-30
We have had sore grapes, but not, I think, this:
they had been sourly mistaken
if you think this somehow makes you my equal, you are about to be sourly mistaken.
If he thought he could intimidate him, he was sourly mistaken.
King William was absent, his presence sourly missed and so important.
Wisdom and compassion that should have filled his gray and balding head was sourly lacking.
It is certainly true that being mistaken (missing someone, etc.) sometimes leaves you more sour than sore.
*If the human mind were simple enough for us to understand,
we would be too simple-minded to understand it* .