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English definition of “dearly”

dearly

adverb (COSTING A LOT)    /ˈdɪə.li/ US  /ˈdɪr-/
in a way that is expensive : dearly priced Costing too muchExpensive and luxurious pay 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.Experiencing and suffering
(Definition of dearly adverb (COSTING A LOT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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