Dearly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdɪrli|  American pronunciation of the word dearly
Brit.  |ˈdɪəli|  British pronunciation of the word dearly

adverb

- in a sincere and heartfelt manner

I would dearly love to know

- at a great cost(syn: dear)

he paid dearly for the food

- with affection(syn: affectionately, dear)

she loved him dearly

Examples

I would dearly love to see them again.

He dearly wanted to believe that it was true.

I would dearly love to know

he paid dearly for the food

She paid dearly for her crimes.

...could tolerate my uncle's foibles because we loved him dearly...

They sold their lives dearly.

The scandal has cost Nicholson dearly.

They paid dearly for their mistakes.

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