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adverb dearly pronunciation in British English /ˈdɪə(r)li/
  1. 1
    very much

    He dearly wants to win.

    I love him dearly in spite of all his faults.

    would dearly like to do something:

    I'd dearly like to be there when he finds out the truth!

  2. 2
    with serious loss, damage, or trouble

    You're going to pay dearly for that mistake.

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