Dear in a sentence

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Definition of Dear

  • Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.
  • Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price; as, a dear year.
  • Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
  • Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind; engaging the attention.
  • Of agreeable things and interests.
  • Of disagreeable things and antipathies.
  • A dear one; lover; sweetheart.
  • Dearly; at a high price.
  • a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
  • a sweet innocent mild-mannered person (especially a child)
  • at a great cost
  • with affection

How to use dear in a sentence. Dear pronunciation.

Now the Muezzin from a minaret called to prayer, and the fellah in his cotton shirt and yelek heard, laid his load aside, and yielded himself to his one dear illusion, which would enable him to meet with apathy his end-it might be to-morrow!-and go forth to that plenteous heaven where wives without number awaited him, where fields would yield harvests without labour, where rich food in gold dishes would be ever at his hand.
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Then you will wish (but wishing then, my Dear, will be in vain) that you had never given ear to that Enchanting Syren, that for a few false Joys and momentary Pleasures, betray'd your Soul to Everlasting Misery.
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Thou hast my heart, my Dear, and I'll not leave thee; tho' she shou'd Chat until her Tongue be weary.
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For tho before he was her Chuck and Dear, and she wou'd never forsake him; yet when his Money was all gone, she took new Lodgings at the other End of the Town, where he cou'd never find her.
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Well, thee'rt a dear sweet Rogue for this Contrivance, says he, and I could almost kiss thee, but that thy Mouth's so strongly guarded by thy Nose and Chin, that there's no coming at it: I like thy Plot extreamly well; and I'll go presently and put it in Execution.
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Nothing, my Dear, said he, but I was thinking how crosly things fell out; because my own Affairs obliges me to be some Days out of Town just at this happy Juncture, when I might have been blest so oft with your Embraces.
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The Spark was satisfied with the enjoyment of his Lady, and that Itch now was Cur'd; he only wanted back his Ring, or else his fifty Guineas, that he might demand it of her Husband; and now reflecting on his short liv'd Pleasure, he truly judg'd that he had bought it at too dear a Rate, altho' he should be only at the Five Guineas Charge he gave the Bawd.
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She was so much alone, and the greyhound was always with her, and not only entertained her by such tricks as any other dog might have learned, but was to her a beloved, dumb, but by no means deaf, companion from her early home, who would prick its ears when she spoke the name of her dear little sisters in distant Arelas, from whom she had not heard for years; or it would look sadly in her face, and kiss her white hands, when longing forced tears into her eyes.
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The dog was as wretched and suffering as herself, and besides it was the only being that, in spite of her helplessness, she could cherish and be dear to.
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Well-connected family"-' 'My dear girl!
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Miss Derrick-' 'The references, my dear,' began Mrs. Higgins.
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My dear, you had so much to tell me.
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Clarence, hear me register a vow-' 'It was my fault, dear.
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But I'll be so quiet, dear Mrs. Mumford.
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Dear Miss Derrick,' he wrote, 'I haven't been in a hurry to reply to your last, as it seemed to me that you were in one of your touchy moods when you sent it.
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Dear Mr. Cobb,' she scribbled, 'if you really _must_ see me before you go away to Bristol, or wherever it is, you had better meet me on Saturday at Streatham Station, which is about halfway between me and you.
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Mumford, also hearing it, and seeing Cobb's misery-stricken face by the light of the hall lamp, whispered to his wife: 'Hadn't you better go up, dear?
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Dear Mrs. Mumford,-I know you'll be glad to hear it's all over.
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And my old dears have such springs too in the bottom of their hearts, and pure as can be.
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The language of the people, on the contrary, has sounds to express everything that the poet is able to say, and it is very dear to me.
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Examples of Dear

Example #1
David had now been in the country six months, rapidly perfecting his knowledge of Arabic, speaking it always to his servant Mahommed Hassan, whom he had picked from the streets.
Example #2
There, hung to a tree by a deserted mosque near by, the body of one who was with them all an hour before, and who had paid the penalty for some real or imaginary crime; while his fellows blessed Allah that the storm had passed them by.
Example #3
But if you will be Deaf to my complaints, and not regard the Ruine of your Children, nor pity your own Soul: Tho I am sure my Grief will bring me to my Grave.
Example #4
How will that Sentence terifie your Conscience, _Whoremongers and Adulterers God will judge_?
Example #5
Come, thou art mine, and shalt have what thou wilt; my Love to thee is more then to my Heir: shall I live sparing for a Brood of Bratts, that for my Means wish me in my Grave!
Example #6
She tells me, Grief will kill her very shortly: I wish it wou'd, I shou'dn't grutch the Charges of giving her a Coffin and a Grave.