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  • n  a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
  • n  a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  • s  dearly loved
  • s  with or in a close or intimate relationship
    my sisters and brothers are near and dear
  • s  earnest
    one's dearest wish
  • s  having a high price
    much too dear for my pocketbook
  • r  with affection
    she loved him dearly
  • r  at a great cost
    he paid dearly for the food
    this cost him dear
News & Articles

  • Dear Jon: Who Paid for Tibor Karsai's RV, Was It Taxpayers?
    Dear Jon - Tina wrote to me and asked, "Dear Jon, who paid for Tibor Karsai's RV, was it taxpayer money?" We went to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department to get some answers.
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 11 Santa Maria
  • Dear Abby 6/12/2013
    Dear Abby: My partner of 12 years and I are well-educated, successful career men. Every few months my mom comes to visit, and we all enjoy spending time together.
    June 12, 2013 - Abilene Reporter-News
  • Dear Jon: I Think It's a Scam, How Do I Report It?
    Dear Jon - There is an epidemic of fraud everywhere you turn these days and reporting it goes a long way in putting the authorities on the trail of the crooks. Pablo writes, "Dear Jon, I know this secret shopper mailing is a scam, how do I report it? Please help!
    June 12, 2013 - FOX 11 Santa Maria

  • Nancy Reagan in Guardian Unlimited
    I was deeply saddened this evening when I heard of Jerry Ford's death,former first lady Nancy Reagan said in a statement. "Ronnie and I always considered him a dear friend and close political ally."
  • Marie Osmond in ABC News
    In a statement to ABC News, Osmond said, "My family and I are devastated and in deep shock by the tragic loss of our dear Michael and ask that everyone respect our privacy during this difficult time."
  • Robert Byrd in CBS News
    I want to take a moment to say how distraught and terribly shaken I am over the news of my dear friend, my dear, dear friend, Ted Kennedy,Byrd said. "Ted, Ted, my dear friend, I love you, and I miss you."

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