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English adverb: dearly

1. dearly in a sincere and heartfelt manner

SamplesI would dearly love to know.

Synonymsin a heartfelt way

2. dearly at a great cost

SamplesHe paid dearly for the food.
This cost him dear.


3. dearly with affection

SamplesShe loved him dearly.
He treats her affectionately.

Synonymsaffectionately, dear

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