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  • adv.extremely
  • adv.lovingly

synonyms for dearly

  • greatly
  • very much
  • profoundly
  • to a great extent
  • very
  • affectionately
  • devotedly
  • fondly
  • tenderly
  • yearningly

antonyms for dearly

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  • hatefully
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How to use dearly in a sentence

He had once loved dearly, and he had sought to forget the one he had so loved because of the Custom of the Country and its law.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He seems to love his little master very dearly and often rides on his shoulder while Alila is working.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
It happened that he loved the daughter of a neighbour very dearly and she returned his love.
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
In spite of the character bestowed upon her by her old friend, Mrs. Barford dearly loved a bit of gossip.
THE WORLD BEFORE THEMSUSANNA MOODIE
The invitation had been most tempting to her who so dearly loved to see new places and new people, but—her answer still was: "No."
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
"This shall cost you dearly," said Young Glory, defiantly, as he faced the crowd.
YOUNG GLORY AND THE SPANISH CRUISERWALTER FENTON MOTT
Benjamin Franklin went through life an altered man, because he once paid too dearly for a penny whistle.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
But she loved Billy Little too dearly to show her resentment, and remained silent.
A FOREST HEARTH: A ROMANCE OF INDIANA IN THE THIRTIESCHARLES MAJOR
Digby had a feeling that he loved such a scene dearly—perhaps he scarcely knew why it was.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
The latter had just reached the age of knighthood, a glorious event, so dearly paid for by the serfs of the seigniory.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
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WORDS RELATED TO DEARLY

  • dearly
  • devotedly
  • emotionally
  • excitedly
  • fervidly
  • intensely
  • lovingly
  • lustfully
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.