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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dearly  \Dear"ly\,  adv 
  1.  In  a  dear  manner;  with  affection;  heartily;  earnestly;  as 
  to  love  one  dearly. 
 
  2.  At  a  high  rate  or  price;  grievously. 
 
  He  buys  his  mistress  dearly  with  his  throne. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Exquisitely.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dearly 
  adv  1:  in  a  sincere  and  heartfelt  manner;  "I  would  dearly  love  to 
  know"  [syn:  {in  a  heartfelt  way}] 
  2:  at  a  great  cost;  "he  paid  dearly  for  the  food";  "this  cost 
  him  dear"  [syn:  {dear}] 
  3:  with  affection;  "she  loved  him  dearly";  "he  treats  her 
  affectionately"  [syn:  {affectionately},  {dear}] 




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