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Adjective
Regarded with deep affection
“She joined a whole secret league of the hunters after being separated from a friend very dear to her.”
Adjective
Charging high prices
“We are ready to pay a very dear price for this peace.”
Adjective
Endearing; sweet
“It would seem that Sammy's dear little darling sister has struck again.”
Adjective
“Her belongings were too dear to entrust to sea transport.”
Noun
Used as an affectionate or friendly form of address
“Well dear are you sure you'll be okay if I send you alone?”
Noun
A sweet or endearing person
“And people look as if the poor old dear has said something obscene.”
Adverb
At a high cost
“An immature and petulant display by the centre-back cost his side dear as the game progressed.”
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