Definitions

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  • adjective comparative form of dear: more dear
  • adverb comparative form of dearly: more dearly

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Examples

  • A name, better than of sons, a name dearer than of daughters,

    The Christian Home

  • May this story of her life serve to increase their number and so to render her name dearer still.

    The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss

  • May this story of her life serve to increase their number and so to render her name dearer still.

    The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss

  • He wrote, “The Polish Jew with his filthy fur hat, his infested beard, garlic-laden breath, and his jargon is dearer to me than many a German Jew in all the majesty of his government bonds.”

    Emancipation

  • The fact that we had not heard of him then makes his name dearer to me now as I recall that eventful incident, for Charles Sumner shall be numbered with the elect and precious who shall inquire of the King in that day: "Lord, when saw we thee a hungered and fed thee? or thirsty and gave thee drink?

    " Eagle Clippings " by Jack Thorne, Newspaper Correspondent and Story Teller, A Collection of His Writings to Various Newspapers

  • "I doubt we have the moments for that, my dear, but I thank you for an expression dearer than words."

    The Magi'i Of Cyador

  • There was no name dearer to Englishmen than that of Poerio to his Neapolitan fellow-countrymen.

    The Grand Old Man

  • There was no name dearer to Englishmen than that of Poerio to his

    The Grand Old Man

  • Eternal, I.have been there to hallow them; where the weak have suffered long without complaint, where the dying have to the last, last breath held one name dearer than all; where innocence hath stayed guilt, and darkest injuries been forgiven, there ever am I. Fairy, shall I.dwell with Ada? '

    Dawn

  • But the steadier his work, and the greater his enjoyment of it, the dearer was his liberty, and the keener his delight in the world around him.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

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