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Dear, adv. 1) at a high price: “to buy sth. dear,” Err. IV, 1, 81. Mids. III, 2, 426. Merch. III, 2, 315. H4A V, 3, 7. H4A V, 3, 7 H6B I, 1, 252. II, 1, 100. V, 1, 5. H8 III, 1, 184. “aby it d.” Mids. III, 2, 175. “the touches --est prized,” As III, 2, 160. “for which I shall pay d.” Tw. III, 3, 37. Wint. I, 1, 18. “dearest valued,” John III, 1, 343. “won them --er,” H4B IV, 3, 73. “sell his life d.” H6A IV, 2, 53. “some will d. abide it,” Caes. III, 2, 119. “cost thee d.” Oth. V, 2, 255.
2) heartily: “to love one d.” Sonn. 115, 2. Merch. III, 2, 315. Shr. II, 339. R3 III, 5, 24. H8 II, 2, 111. IV, 2, 155 “(the --est).” Tit. IV, 1, 23. Rom. II, 3, 66. “shall it not grieve thee --er than thy death,” Caes. III, 1, 196. Lr. I, 1, 57. III, 4, 174.
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