dearest dearest  /ˈdɪ rəst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. For my 16th birthday I was given a present that remains one of my most vivid, dearest memories.
  2. Some 3,000 nearest and dearest attended her sale, snapped up varied costly tric-a-bracall for around $ 15,000.
  3. There's no buzzkill quite like getting a friend request on Facebook from Mommy and Daddy dearest.

News

  1. #140YOU conferences all about 'health and wellness journeys'

    Sometimes it takes a tragedy to open our eyes. For Jeff Pulver, that unfortunate event occurred 15 years ago with the loss of his father. What Jeff learned was that without good health a person can’t be there when needed for his or family, and there is no greater gift than being able to bestow our love on those we hold dearest.  
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

  2. Carrillo takes top prize in JAHC Juried Art Show

    Juneau artist Christianne Carrillo won first place in the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council's 4th Biennial Juried Art Show for her oil painting, "Dearest," the JAHC announced Friday. Rob Roys won second place for "Mother Night.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Juneau Empire

  3. Nintendo avoids hype, brings old standbys to E3

    In stark contrast to the pomp and superlatives of Monday's Microsoft and Sony events, Nintendo's presence at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles is modest. But though the new games from the company's oldest and dearest franchises come as no surprise, that doesn't mean they aren't worth playing."Super Mario 3D World," which brings the acclaimed 3-D Mario series to the Wii U, is what ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: MSNBC

Quotes

  1. "I can't even find the words to say," Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali said on his Web site. "Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honour the memory of my dearest friend, Kevin DuBrow."
    on Nov 26, 2007 By: Frankie Banali Source: Reuters UK

  2. "The rumors regarding my engagement simply aren't true," Taylor wrote on her Twitter page. "Jason is my manager and dearest friend. I love him with all my heart."
    on Apr 12, 2010 By: Elizabeth Taylor Source: Xinhua

  3. In one of the letters read to the jury, Diana wrote: "Dearest Pa, I was particularly touched by your most recent letter which proved to me, if I didn't already know it, that you really do care."
    on Dec 13, 2007 By: Princess Diana Source: International Herald Tribune

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