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dearly (sense 3 is purely S.)
1. richly, finely Troil. III. iii. 96 “how ever parted” (= richly gifted), Cym. II. ii. 18.
2. heartily Wint. V. i. 130 “dearly welcome.”
3. deeply, keenly Err. II. ii. 134 “How would it touch thee,” AYL. I. iii. 36, Ham. IV. iii. 44 “we grieve.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 4.3
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 1.3
    • William Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, 2.2
    • William Shakespeare, Cymbeline, 2.2
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