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dearer Explained

Dearer at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Dear \Dear\, a. [Compar. {Dearer}; superl. {Dearest}.] [OE.
dere, deore, AS. de['o]re; akin to OS. diuri, D. duur, OHG.
tiuri, G. theuer, teuer, Icel. d?r, Dan. & Sw. dyr. Cf.
{Darling}, {Dearth}.]
1. Bearing a high price; high-priced; costly; expensive.

The cheapest of us is ten groats too dear. --Shak.

2. Marked by scarcity or dearth, and exorbitance of price;
as, a dear year.

3. Highly valued; greatly beloved; cherished; precious.
``Hear me, dear lady.'' --Shak.

Neither count I my life dear unto myself. --Acts xx.

And the last joy was dearer than the rest. --Pope.

Dear as remember'd kisses after death. --Tennyson.

4. Hence, close to the heart; heartfelt; present in mind;
engaging the attention.
(a) Of agreeable things and interests.

[I'll] leave you to attend him: some dear cause
Will in concealment wrap me up awhile. --Shak.

His dearest wish was to escape from the bustle
and glitter of Whitehall. --Macaulay.
(b) Of disagreeable things and antipathies.

In our dear peril. --Shak.

Would I had met my dearest foe in heaven Or ever
I had seen that day. --Shak.

dearer at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: comparative of » dear
    1. 'Had my friend's Muse grown with this growing age, / A dearer birth than this his love had brought, / To march in ranks of better equipage: — William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXXII



  • Inter: comparative of » dearly|POS=adverb
  • Those lines that I before have writ do lie, / Even those that said I could not love you dearer — William Shakespeare, Sonnet CXV


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  • Translation: fr » dearer
    Translation: hu » dearer
    Translation: my » dearer
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    Translation: sv » dearer