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dear

Part of speech: Adjective

Expensive; costly; as, meat has become very dear; beloved; highly esteemed; precious.

Part of speech: Noun

A darling; favorite.

Part of speech: Adverb

At a high price or rate; as, his carelessness cost him dear.

Part of speech: Interjection

Expressing surprise, pity, or emotion.

Part of speech: Noun

Dearness.

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