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.
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.