near and dear


: very close in relationship
friends who are near and dear
my nearest and dearest friend

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Maybe a charitable cause that’s near and dear to his heart? Amy Wagner And Steve Sprovach, The Enquirer, 1 June 2023 The campaign is set in her home and shot by someone near and dear to her. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 27 Apr. 2023 Early childhood is a cause that's been near and dear to Kate for years. Sophie Dweck, Town & Country, 18 Jan. 2023 As far as basketball, that's still near and dear to me. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 14 Sep. 2022 Those causes are near and dear to Prettyman and her friend, Gather Encinitas founder Duke. San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Mar. 2022 Karibu's three intimate small-group tour itineraries are designed to showcase destinations that are near and dear to the company. Sandra Macgregor, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Needless to say, the X-Men are near and dear to Feige — especially the cast and crew of the first trilogy. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 16 Nov. 2022 KultureCity not only deals with those on the spectrum but also those suffering from PTSD, a cause near and dear to Tatum. Heather Gann |, al, 2 Sep. 2022 See More

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“Near and dear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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