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Adverb: dearly  deer-lee
  1. In a sincere and heartfelt manner
    "I would dearly love to know";
    - in a heartfelt way
  2. At a great cost
    "he paid dearly for the food";
    - dear
  3. With affection
    "she loved him dearly";
    - affectionately, dear

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