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[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/
noun, plural chéries
[shey-ree] /ʃeɪˈri/ (Show IPA).
dear; sweetheart: used in referring to or addressing a woman or girl.
Can be confused
chérie, cherry. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It was a poor thanks, chérie, for your kindness to me all these weeks when I have been so warm and comfortable.

    Pixie O'Shaughnessy Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • "You are not to be a silk merchant, chérie," answered her mother gently.

    The Story of Silk Sara Ware Bassett
  • "Patience, chérie," replied her friend, looking up from the embroidery on which she was engaged.

    Marguerite De Roberval T. G. Marquis
  • Though, believe me, chérie, I did not know that I was so transgressing.

    Tante Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  • Well, one hardly picks up those things at school, chérie—and she may have been on a desert island ever since.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • Say you will, chérie, for I shall be sixteen—just think of it!

  • It wasn't kind of me, chérie, and I love you for standing up for your mother.

  • By this time to-morrow, if all goes well, we'll be safe in Piziquid, chérie!

  • So all he could do was to wait and call softly as to a little child, ‘Nanette chérie, allons, allons!’

    Leerie Ruth Sawyer
  • "Give me something to eat, chérie," cried the exhausted lady, dropping into Clotilde's chair and trying to die.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable

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