informal, chiefly British Used to express surprise or dismay: well, dearie me, what a shame
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- The Archbishop of Canterbury's spokesman summed up the tastelessness of the exercise with his bemused response: ‘Oh dearie, dearie me!’
- Oh dearie me; must be going soft in the head in my old age.
- Great team of people, bursting with the juices of vigorous intellectual fulmination, but… oh dearie, dearie me…
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