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Synonyms for hold dear

be fond of

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The American society we hold dear and all of the values it embodies are too precious to cede to the Religious Right.
Working with sexually abused children forces a person to rethink all of the absolute beliefs they hold dear.
Passed with overwhelming bipartisan support, the Patriot Act has equipped law enforcement with critical tools--tools necessary to construct America's defense against threats to the freedoms we hold dear.
For African Americans who observe Kwanzaa, we give to underscore values of community and cooperation we hold dear.
We are talking about a war being waged by organized evil on a global scale--a conspiracy of evil men leading the World Revolution that seeks to overthrow everything that you and I and every decent American hold dear.
On the other hand, much lies beyond our control: the loss of all we hold dear, the deaths of those we most love.
The latter, a friend of "classical" modernism, complained in 1913 of the "surface artists" in whose work "images have become slogans"--anticipating what some late-twentieth century modernist standard-bearers would say in the face of postmodernist deflation of the ideals they hold dear.
Making a will ensures that the assets you have acquired, such as home equity, cars, mutual funds, savings accounts, art, and antiques, can go to the people and causes you hold dear.
I hold dear the issue of human rights; it is very important and significant to me.
Leading the charge is the Center for Consumer Freedom, an organization created to defend "the freedoms we hold dear, like nachos, Ding Dongs, and powdered-sugar doughnuts.
Consequently, "We are repelled by the prospect of cloning human beings not because of the strangeness or novelty of the undertaking, but because we intuit and we feel, immediately and without argument, the violation of things we rightfully hold dear," he writes.
But as Diane Ravitch, a history and education professor at New York University, said, "Our ability to defend--intelligently and thoughtfully--what we as a nation hold dear depends on our knowledge and understanding of what we hold dear.
The trend, though seemingly innocuous at the time, struck at the very heart of what we as a people hold dear.
Warner Home Video has released THE FARMER'S WIFE, a documentary shot over three years that takes viewers inside the troubled marriage of a young farm couple in Nebraska facing the loss of everything they hold dear.