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Deane
Deaneries
Deanery
Deanship
Dear
Dear John
Dear-bought
Dear-loved
DEAR; DEARLY
Dearborn
Dearborn Heights
Dearbought
Deare
dearest
dearie
Dearling
Dearloved
Dearly
dearly-won
Dearn
Dearness
Dearnly
Dearth
Dearticulate
Dearworth
deary

Dearer definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Dear Dear, a. [Compar. Dearer; superl. Dearest.] [OE. dere, deore, AS. de['o]re; akin to OS. diuri, D. duur, OHG. tiuri, G. theuer, teuer, Icel. d?r, Dan. & Sw. dyr. Cf. Darling, Dearth.] 1. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive. The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear. --Shak. 2. Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year. 3. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious. ``Hear me, dear lady.'' --Shak. Neither count I my life dear unto myself. --Acts xx. 24. And the last joy was dearer than the rest. --Pope. Dear as remember'd kisses after death. --Tennyson. 4. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention. (a) Of agreeable things and interests. [I'll] leave you to attend him: some dear cause Will in concealment wrap me up awhile. --Shak. His dearest wish was to escape from the bustle and glitter of Whitehall. --Macaulay. (b) Of disagreeable things and antipathies. In our dear peril. --Shak. Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Or ever I had seen that day. --Shak.



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