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Oh dear, I'm afraid I've spilt your coffee.
Oh dear, what's the matter?
Dear me, that's not a very nice thing to say!
Dear, oh dear, I didn't realize it was that serious!
Dear, dear, is that what you really believe?
This is the British English definition of dear. View American English definition of dear.
a frightening or unfriendly low noise
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