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dearly

adverb uk   /ˈdɪə.li/  us   /ˈdɪr-/

dearly adverb (A LOT)

very much: She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We would dearly love to sell our house and move to France.

dearly adverb (COSTING A LOT)

in a way that is expensive: dearly pricedpay dearly to suffer a lot as a result of a particular action or event: If you refuse to cooperate with us, you will pay dearly for it.
Translations of “dearly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常,很…
in Russian очень сильно…
in Turkish çok, pek fazla…
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常,很…
in Polish niezwykle, bardzo…
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