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".
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