• WordNet 3.6
    • adv sourly in a sour manner "he complained sourly that the new rules only benefitted the managers"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cheese was first made in the Middle East when hunters became herders and realized that milk could solidify (sour milk).
    • adv Sourly In a sour manner; with sourness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sourly In a sour manner, in any sense of the word sour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adv Sourly in a sour manner: with acidity: with acrimony: discontentedly
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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    “Tribulation will not hurt you, unless as it too often does; it hardens you and makes you sour, narrow and skeptical.”
  • Frederic Raphael
    Frederic Raphael
    “The television critic, whatever his pretensions, does not labor in the same vineyard as those he criticizes; his grapes are all sour.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “The tartness of his face sours ripe grapes.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Every sweet has its sour; every evil its good.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    “You've got to take the bitter with the sour.”
  • Pearl Bailey
    Pearl Bailey
    “There is a period of life when we swallow knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.”


Sour grapes - When someone says something critical or negative because they are jealous, it is a case of sour grapes.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. súr; Ger. sauer, Ice. súrr.


In literature:

When an excess of food is taken, it is likely to ferment or sour before it can be digested.
"Science in the Kitchen." by Mrs. E. E. Kellogg
MALAGROWTHER, an old courtier in the "Fortunes of Nigel" soured by misfortune, and who would have every one be as discontented as himself.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
And he went about for many days with a sour face.
"The Penalty" by Gouverneur Morris
Why doth the tongue water when we hear sour and sharp things spoken of?
"The Works of Aristotle the Famous Philosopher" by Anonymous
Well, now, it's all of that dry, sour old Father Francesco.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. IX., March, 1862., No. LIII." by Various
It saddens me to see their hardness and sourness.
"Thankful Rest" by Annie S. Swan
You're sour because your pores are stopped up; get a buck-saw and take a sweat.
"Supreme Personality" by Delmer Eugene Croft
If they fall to the ground they are easily bruised, and the bruised part turns sour.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
In some, sour milk was placed which, in fermenting, gives off the gas in question.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
In hot weather, stock left over must be boiled each day, and poured into a clean basin to prevent its turning sour.
"The Story of Crisco" by Marion Harris Neil

In poetry:

Her little sweet hath many sours,
Short hap immortal harms;
Her loving looks are murd'ring darts,
Her song bewitching charms.
"Love's Servile Lot" by Robert Southwell
With the red clay upon his shoon
From a furrowed field afar —
The sour and bitter clod that breaks
Beneath the share of war.
"The Yeoman's Son" by Cicely Fox Smith
How can we picture in our dreams
The joys that thro' thy paen glow,
That joy that sours so high it seems
About to break in woe?
"The Skylark" by Cicely Fox Smith
"An' tha'd be sour," th' owd grocer sed,
"If th' job wor thine owd lad,
An' somdy wanted thee to pay
For what tha'd niver had."
"Th' Traitle Sop" by John Hartley
She watched a long tuft of clover,
Where rabbit or hare never ran;
For its black sour haulm covered over
The blood of a murdered man.
"The Bad Squire" by Charles Kingsley
Clear, streaked; red and russet; green and golden;
Sour and sweet.
This apple’s from a tree yet unbeholden,
Where two kinds meet, -
"The Crossed Apple" by Louise Bogan

In news:

Corn and chicken, hot and sour — those are far too fancy for the place.
Morgan's Iksil Wagered Large, and Won, Last Year, but Bets in 2012 Soured.
Pieces) 2 large bunches green onions thinly sliced 1 c. Dairy sour cream 1 c. Chunky Picante salsa 8 c.
1 cup fresh cream or sour cream.
Enjoy the flavor of apple cider vinegar with this sweet and sour sauce.
Add sour cream, whipping cream, red onion, garlic and horseradish .
Hot-Pepper Wings with Cilantro Sour Cream.
The public's opinion concerning a high-speed rail project between Los Angeles and San Francisco has soured.
Dalles, Lonesome Heroes, Frank Smith, and the Sour Notes.
) But sometimes, the puns go a little sour.
Interactive Netscape Site Gets Some Sour Responses.
Cup fat-free dairy sour cream.
KNOXVILLE — A Knoxville woman was in stable condition this morning after being shot during a soured drug deal, according to police.
Soured Commercial Mortgage Debt Falls to Lowest Since April 2010.
My horse is arena sour .

In science:

The sour ces with highest tangential velocity occur towards the the Galactic Centre direction and it is therefore in this direction that GLAST or VERITAS may find it easiest to detect them unambiguously.
Simple Models for the Distribution of Dark Matter
Han, “The reliability functions of the general sour ce with fixed-length coding,” T.S.
An Information-Spectrum Approach to Classical and Quantum Hypothesis Testing for Simple Hypotheses
Ihara, “The error exponent and minimum achievable rates for the fixed-length coding of general sour ces,” IEICE Trans.
An Information-Spectrum Approach to Classical and Quantum Hypothesis Testing for Simple Hypotheses
Our efforts focus on modeling experiments performed using the Omega laser facility at the University of Rochester (Soures et al. 1996; Boehly 1995; Bradley 1998) that involve shock propagation through a multi-layer target.
On Validating an Astrophysical Simulation Code
The primary targets are young supernova remnants and binary X-ray soures.
X-ray astronomy in the new Millenium. A Summary