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Dear Diana, I hope you’re feeling better now.
I’m afraid you’re wrong, dear boy.
Raymond is a dear sweet man!
Education is a subject that is very dear to the Prime Minister’s heart.
Dear God, what is the matter now?
Dear Sirs, I am writing to complain about your telephone helpline.
This is the British English definition of dear. View American English definition of dear.