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English Dictionary: dearness by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
dearness
n
  1. the quality possessed by something with a great price or value
    Synonym(s): costliness, dearness, preciousness
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Dearness \Dear"ness\, n.
      1. The quality or state of being dear; costliness; excess of
            price.
  
                     The dearness of corn.                        --Swift.
  
      2. Fondness; preciousness; love; tenderness.
  
                     The dearness of friendship.               --Bacon.
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