Definitions of dear

  1.   with affection she loved him dearly he treats her affectionately
  2.   dearly loved
  3.   a beloved person used as terms of endearment
  4.   having a high price costly jewelry high priced merchandise much too dear for my pocketbook a pricey restaurant
  5.   earnest one's dearest wish devout wishes for their success heartfelt condolences
  6.   a sweet innocent mild mannered person especially a child
  7.   at a great cost he paid dearly for the food this cost him dear
  8.   with or in a close or intimate relationship a good friend my sisters and brothers are near and dear
  9.   Bearing a high price high priced costly expensive
  10.   Marked by scarcity or dearth and exorbitance of price as a dear year
  11.   Highly valued greatly beloved cherished precious
  12.   Hence close to the heart heartfelt present in mind engaging the attention
  13.   Of disagreeable things and antipathies
  14.   A dear one lover sweetheart
  15.   Dearly at a high price
  16.   To endear
  17.   A darling
  18.   Expensive costly as meat has become very dear beloved highly esteemed precious
  19.   A darling favorite
  20.   At a high price or rate as his carelessness cost him dear
  21.   Expressing surprise pity or emotion
  22.   Dearness
  23.   High in price costly scarce highly valued beloved
  24.   One who is dear or beloved
  25.   DEARLY
  26.   A beloved person
  27.   Costly scarce precious beloved
  28.   Beloved precious costly
  29.   One greatly beloved a darling
  30.   An exclamation of regret surprize etc
  31.   High in price scarce greatly valued beloved
  32.   Of agreeable things and interests
  33.   High priced not plentiful more costly than usual highly esteemed beloved precious
  34.   A darling a word of endearment or affection

Quotes of dear

  1. You look rather rash my dear your colors don't quite match your face – Daisy Ashford
  2. Why does one always ask a writer why they stopped I am sure everyone finds in any drawer a few dear poems – Peter Bichsel
  3. But my dear I knew when I was a baby what I wanted to do and I'll tell you kiddo if you don't do what your heart tells you you'll never be real – Shirley Booth
  4. My dear the duty that devolved wholly on you in my absence of guiding and expanding the minds of our dear children is a laborious one and a responsible one – Ezra Cornell
  5. Nationalism in other words the dividing of the church into bodies consisting of such and such a nation is a novelty not above three centuries old although many dear children of God are found dwelling in it – John Nelson Darby
  6. My dear friend Jimmie Dodd was the heart and the soul of The Mickey Mouse Club – Annette Funicello
  7. In the true sense one's native land with its background of tradition early impressions reminiscences and other things dear to one is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home – Emma Goldman
  8. You're working on being a father so that is something that when you experience it you'll understand the profundity of wanting to protect something dear to you – Harvey Keitel
  9. I know I am at the end I shall never get better dear – Lillie Langtry
  10. Dear Lord I'm so grateful I'm still loved – Vivien Leigh
  11. The Potemkin city of which I wish to speak here is none other than our dear Vienna herself – Adolf Loos
  12. It's true that I'm taking a break from writing a regular column to do other things but it's got nothing to do with what dear Simon has or has not written – Ferdinand Mount
  13. No man can purchase his virtue too dear for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it – Ovid
  14. I want so much for my lover At night when our beds are drawn close together I waken and see his dear yellow head on the pillow sometimes his arm thrown over on my bed and I kiss his hand very softly so that it will not waken him – Dawn Powell
  15. Poor dear silly Spring preparing her annual surprise – Wallace Stevens

Usage examples for dear

  1. My dear friend I do not understand you – Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas
  2. They will be very dear – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  3. Dear one see it with me – Max by Katherine Cecil Thurston
  4. My dear I'll have to leave you – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  5. But then but then Then what my dear – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  6. We will see about that my dear – The Clever Woman of the Family by Charlotte M. Yonge
  7. But my dear sir my good Mr Brent – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  8. But dear and be wi' me – Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX by Alexander Leighton
  9. “ I hope my dear that you love him – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan
  10. “ I'll get it dear – Sunny Boy in the Country by Ramy Allison White
  11. What then dear one – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  12. Miss Woodville dear Miss Woodville ” – Garrick's Pupil by Auguston Filon
  13. The dear little things I feel as if I would love to eat them – The Pond by Carl Ewald
  14. You know we all loved dear Cyril ” – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  15. But there's nothing to know dear – The Roll-Call by Arnold Bennett
  16. Jim she whispered Oh Jim dear you don't mean it do you – The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby
  17. Oh for a father to say 'Steak Polly dear – Polly Oliver's Problem by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin
  18. Dear Richard she said I believe I have loved you always – Richard Carvel, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  19. Dear this is 'again ” – The Lighted Match by Charles Neville Buck
  20. Of course you did mother dear – Concerning Sally by William John Hopkins

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