near and dear


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

Examples of near and dear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one photo, Lohan posed with some of her nearest and dearest including her sister Aliana, hair colorist Tracey Cunningham, friends Juliet Angus and Courtenay Semel, and more. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 8 July 2024 That’s something that was very near and dear to your heart? Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 8 July 2024 Related Story The Western way is also near and dear to Shpall. Angela Velasquez, Sourcing Journal, 1 July 2024 Ralph Lauren is returning to the runway Sept. 5, kicking off New York Fashion Week with a destination show in a place near and dear to his heart: the Hamptons. Booth Moore, WWD, 1 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for near and dear 

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“Near and dear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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