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dear British & World English

Regarded with deep affection

dear English Thesaurus

my dear sister was talking about you only today

close to one's heart British & World English

Of deep interest and concern to one

old dear British & World English

A patronizing term for an elderly woman

for dear life British & World English

As if or in order to escape death

cost someone dear British & World English

Involve someone in a serious loss or a heavy penalty

Dear John letter British & World English

A letter from a woman to a man, ending a romantic or sexual relationship

my man British & World English

A patronizing form of address to a man

hold someone/thing dear British & World English

Care for or value someone or something greatly

my man in man British & World English

A patronizing form of address to a man

Dear John in Dear John letter British & World English

A letter from a woman to a man, ending a romantic or sexual relationship

cost someone dear in cost British & World English

Involve someone in a serious loss or a heavy penalty

hold someone/thing dear in hold1 British & World English

Care for or value someone or something greatly

for dear life in life British & World English

As if or in order to escape death

close to one's heart in heart British & World English

Of deep interest and concern to one

for dear or one's life in life British & World English

As if or in order to escape death

for dear life in life English Thesaurus

she was holding on for dear life

cost someone dear or dearly in cost British & World English

Involve someone in a serious loss or a heavy penalty

hold something/someone dear in dear English Thesaurus

I may be about to lose all I hold dear

hold someone/something dear in hold English Thesaurus

fidelity is something most of us hold dear


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