What is the meaning of dearly?

adverb

  • In a sincere and heartfelt manner.
    • usage: "I would dearly love to know"
  • At a great cost.
    • usage: "he paid dearly for the food"; "this cost him dear"
  • With affection.
    • usage: "she loved him dearly"; "he treats her affectionately"
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APAWordNet. (2010). dearly. Retrieved October 17, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/dearly/definitions/1251153
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "dearly" http://smartdefine.org/dearly/definitions/1251153 (accessed October 17, 2018).
HarvardWordNet 2010, dearly, Smart Define, viewed 17 October, 2018, <http://smartdefine.org/dearly/definitions/1251153>.
MLAWordNet. "dearly" 23 October 2010. Web. 17 October 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/dearly/definitions/1251153>
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