Definition of Dearly-won

1. Adjective. Entailing great loss or sacrifice. "A dearly-won victory"

Exact synonyms: Costly
Similar to: Expensive
Derivative terms: Cost



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dearly-won

deare
deared
dearer
deares
dearest
dearests
dearheart
dearhearts
dearie
dearie me
dearies
dearing
dearling
dearlings
dearly
dearly-won (current term)
dearn
dearness
dearnesses
dearnful
dearnly
dearns
dearomatise
dearomatised
dearomatises
dearomatising
dearomatization
dearomatizations
dearomatize
dearomatized

Literary usage of Dearly-won

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1. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1845)
"... to the spirit and principles of Protestantism, dangerous to the safety of the so dearly won palladium of Protestant liberty of faith and conscience. ..."

2. The Boys of Fort Schuyler by James Otis (1897)
"A DEARLY WON VICTORY. NO very critical examination was necessary to ascertain that Peter's wound was painful rather than dangerous, and not sufficiently ..."

3. The young Nile-voyagers by Anne Bowman, Johann Baptist Zwecker (1868)
"The Secure Asylum—The Elephant dearly Won—The Fate of Poor Captain—The Hartebeeste—John's Wrath—Sickness in Prospect—The Medicine Chest—Across the River to ..."

4. Information Annual ...: A Continuous Cyclopedia and Digest of Current Events (1916)
"They literally threw the Russians out of the Carpathians, forcing them to evacuate the dearly won mountain passes, clearing the Hungarian slopes and freeing ..."

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