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Adjective
Cherished or regarded with deep affection
“She joined a whole secret league of the hunters after being separated from a friend very dear to her.”
Adjective
Having appeal in an endearing, sweet or lovable way
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“Zizi flashed us a dear little grin that took the edge of her curtness.”
Adjective
Costing or charging high prices
“Is there not all the reason in the world, that wares, or houses, or any other thing, should be for the use and service of him that paid a dear price for them?”
Adjective
Feeling or showing love or great care
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Felt or believed genuinely and deeply
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Reliable and unfailing
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Small and attractive
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Magnificent and splendid, suggesting abundance and great expense, and having a flavor of debauchery
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Not reasoned
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Expensive
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Superior in quality or value
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Noun
A sweet or endearing person
“And people look as if the poor old dear has said something obscene.”
Noun
Someone who is loved, especially in a romantic or amorous relationship
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“My dear is waiting for me at home.”
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A person or thing regarded as precious or special
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(informal) A form of address to a woman
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A person or thing that is preferred to all others of the same kind or is especially well liked
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Soft touch
Noun
An image or representation of a god used as an object of worship
Adverb
At a high cost or extent
“An immature and petulant display by the defender cost his side dear as the game progressed.”
Interjection
Unfortunately
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