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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ENDEARED

You know how Evelyn is endeared to me by certain recollections!

He was endeared to Laura by the memory of a happy childhood.

He had a keen sense of humour, which, without doubt, endeared him to Erasmus.

The house is gone, but it is endeared to me by a very p. 10strange memory.

It was the odd way he did it which endeared him to us, as if apologizing for the kindness.

Suddenly the possession of Llanfeare was endeared to him by a thousand charms.

What he was endeared him to us, even more than the things he did.

I must close the list; one only and the bestthe most endeared of them allDr.

I told him, nothing,' and this conduct—so different from that of others, 'endeared me to him.'

It was by these wild means that she endeared herself to the folks on the farm.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "to enhance the value of," also "win the affection of," from en- (1) "make, put in" + dear (adj.). Meaning "to make dear" is from 1640s. Related: Endeared; endearing.

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