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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dearness  \Dear"ness\,  n. 
  1.  The  quality  or  state  of  being  dear;  costliness;  excess  of 
  price. 
 
  The  dearness  of  corn.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  Fondness;  preciousness;  love;  tenderness. 
 
  The  dearness  of  friendship.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dearness 
  n  :  the  quality  possessed  by  something  with  a  great  price  or 
  value  [syn:  {costliness}] 




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