She told students the story of how she came to value education so dearly.
They value our recognition too dearly for us to give it away!
Life goes on as an unpredictable version of vital prayer, if not an act of revenge in the name of the dearly departed.
I dearly want to see President Obama win on the 39.6 percent rate for upper incomes.
We should be offering prayers for the dearly departed Jovan Belcher, hoping that he will forgive us for making him a killer.
"And she loved him as dearly as I love Marcus," she went on.
That I love you most dearly, and hate the French most damnably.
And in power they valued most dearly the atrocious right of silencing, by foul means or fair, all opinions that were not official.
He loved her dearly; but at that age her qualities were half developed.
His presence was unexpected, but it was as welcome as the flowers in May to Lena, who dearly loved her brother.
Old English deore "precious, valuable, costly, loved, beloved," from Proto-Germanic *deurjaz (cf. Old Saxon diuri, Old Norse dyrr, Old Frisian diore, Middle Dutch dure, Dutch duur, Old High German tiuri, German teuer), ultimate origin unknown. Used interjectorily since 1690s. As a polite introductory word to letters, it is attested from mid-15c. As a noun, from late 14c., perhaps short for dear one, etc.