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English definition of “dearly”

dearly

adverb (A LOT)    /ˈdɪə.li/ US  /ˈdɪr-/
very much: She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. We would dearly love to sell our flat and move to the country.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of dearly adverb (A LOT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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