Definition of Dearlings

1. Noun. (plural of dearling) ¹



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Definition of Dearlings

1. dearling [n] - See also: dearling

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dearlings

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

Literary usage of Dearlings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Fox's Book of Martyrs; Or, The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church by John Foxe, John Malham, T. Pratt (1830)
"Let Herod tell me what he won by killing James, and persecuting Peter, and Christ's tender dearlings, and beloved spouse and wife, his church. ..."

2. British Reformers by Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A, Board of Publication (1842)
"Whereas he but chastens his dearlings, and crosses them for a small while, according to his good pleasure, ..."

3. Writings of the Rev. Dr. Thomas Cranmer by Thomas Cranmer (1842)
"Whereas he but chastens his dearlings, and crosses them for a small while, according to his good pleasure ..."

4. Catalogue of a Private Collection of Paintings and Original Drawings by by Düsseldorf Gallery (New York, N.Y.), Düsseldorf (Germany). Kunst-Akademie (1851)
"... of spirit still and quiet," and says that she was " so opposite to marriage that she shunned the wealthy, curled dearlings of our nation," some seem to ..."

5. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"We kissed our little dearlings a thousand times ; they clasped us round the neck, and seemed to share our transports, while their mother laughed and wept by ..."

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