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dearly

adverb dear·ly

Simple Definition of dearly

  • : very much

  • : in a way that is difficult or severe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dearly

  1. 1 :  with affection :  fondly

  2. 2 :  heartily, earnestly <prayed so dearly for peace>

  3. 3 :  at a high rate or price <paid dearly for the error>

Examples of dearly in a sentence

  1. I would dearly love to see them again.

  2. He dearly wanted to believe that it was true.



13th Century

First Known Use of dearly

13th century

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