dearly


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Synonyms for dearly

at great cost

Synonyms

  • at great cost
  • dear
  • heavily
  • at a high price
  • at a heavy cost
  • with much suffering

Synonyms for dearly

in a sincere and heartfelt manner

at a great cost

Synonyms

with affection

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There was something about her that Eva never could make out; and she always smoothed it over with thinking that, after all, it was mamma, and she loved her very dearly indeed.
One of these departed spirits told me, in a sad and lifeless way, that there is no way for him to live but by whey, and dearly, dearly loved whey, he didn't know whey he did, but he did.
She dearly loved her father, but he was no companion for her.
I know Marianne's heart: I know that she dearly loves me, and that I shall not be the last to whom the affair is made known,
Rochester, tricked out in stage-trappings, as myself clad in a court-lady's robe; and I don't call you handsome, sir, though I love you most dearly: far too dearly to flatter you.
Catherine had an awfully perverted taste to esteem him so dearly, knowing him so well.
If I had loved you less dearly, I might have had the courage to say this in your presence -- but how could I trust myself to resist your persuasions, and to bear the sight of your distress?
Dear Doctor Manette, I love your daughter fondly, dearly, disinterestedly, devotedly.
And yet I should have dearly liked, I own, to have touched her lips; to have questioned her, that she might have opened them; to have looked upon the lashes of her downcast eyes, and never raised a blush; to have let loose waves of hair, an inch of which would be a keepsake beyond price: in short, I should have liked, I do confess, to have had the lightest licence of a child, and yet to have been man enough to know its value.
That Peggotty was the best, the truest, the most faithful, most devoted, and most self-denying friend and servant in the world; who had ever loved me dearly, who had ever loved my mother dearly; who had held my mother's dying head upon her arm, on whose face my mother had imprinted her last grateful kiss.
Among those few, there may be one who loves you even as dearly, though he has not loved you as long, as I.
All the people in the land loved him dearly, and called him the Sun-Hero, for they did not think his like existed under the sun.
All these mishaps have befallen thee, hardhearted knight, for the sin of thy insensibility and obstinacy; and God grant thy squire Sancho may forget to whip himself, so that that dearly beloved Dulcinea of thine may never be released from her enchantment, that thou mayest never come to her bed, at least while I who adore thee am alive.
William, her brother, the so long absent and dearly loved brother, was in England again.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early, Was but the mother of myself; but you Are mother to the one I loved so dearly, And thus are dearer than the mother I knew By that infinity with which my wife Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.