Associations to the word «Dearly»
DEARLY, adverb. In a dear manner
DEARLY, adverb. In a sincere and heartfelt manner; "I would dearly love to know".
DEARLY, adverb. At a great cost; "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear".
DEARLY, adverb. With affection; "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately".
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.