Definition of Dearly

1. Adverb. In a sincere and heartfelt manner. "I would dearly love to know"

Exact synonyms: In A Heartfelt Way
Partainyms: Dear



2. Adverb. At a great cost. "This cost him dear"
Exact synonyms: Dear
Partainyms: Dear

3. Adverb. With affection. "He treats her affectionately"
Exact synonyms: Affectionately, Dear
Partainyms: Affectionate, Dear

Definition of Dearly

1. adv. In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly.

Definition of Dearly

1. Adverb. In a dear manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dearly

1. in a dear manner [adv]

Medical Definition of Dearly

1. 1. In a dear manner; with affection; heartily; earnestly; as, to love one dearly. 2. at a high rate or price; grievously. "He buys his mistress dearly with his throne." (Dryden) 3. Exquisitely. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Dearly

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

Literary usage of Dearly

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

1. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"The Election Ballads t I'l. dearly. О dearly do I lo'e thee Annie. ... S. Of a4 the airts t Wha dearly like a random-splore; On Scot. ..."

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