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Dear

Definition of dear:

part of speech: noun

Dearness.

part of speech: adjective

High in price: costly: scarce: highly valued: beloved.

part of speech: noun

A beloved person.

part of speech: noun

One who is dear or beloved.

part of speech: interjection

Expressing surprise, pity, or emotion.

part of speech: adjective

Costly; scarce; precious; beloved.

part of speech: adjective

Expensive; costly; as, meat has become very dear; beloved; highly esteemed; precious.

part of speech: adverb

At a high price or rate; as, his carelessness cost him dear.

part of speech: noun

A darling; favorite.

part of speech: adverb

DEARLY.

Usage examples for dear:

  • Nothing, my dear sir! "A Mysterious Disappearance", Gordon Holmes.
  • What am I to do, dear mother? "Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science", Hudson Tuttle.
  • " Not to- night, I fear, my dear sir. "Ten Thousand a-Year. Volume 1.", Samuel Warren.
  • I wish you did, dear "Kenny", Leona Dalrymple.

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