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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English derely, deorliche, from Old English dēorlīċe (worthily, richly), equivalent to dear +‎ -ly.

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dearly (comparative more dearly, superlative most dearly)

  1. In a dear or precious manner.
    the funeral of our dearly beloved sister
  2. In a dear or expensive manner.
    a dearly priced item
  3. At great expense.
    He paid dearly for his mistake.

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