First, Murdoch has no intention of giving up without a fight, even to his nearest and dearest.
The Castilian Spanish version for his homeland clearly is the dearest to his heart.
His subsequent marriages were primarily to form alliances with his nearest and dearest as well as with more remote followers.
“The dearest of our many freedoms is unfortunately under attack all throughout Europe,” Wilders said.
“My dearest friend and my most trusted confidante to this day is Janice Ward,” Moceanu writes.
I wish, dearest, you would bring yourself to think seriously of Rossmoyne.
I hope my dearest jewel is not going to leave me—are you, Nykin?
"dearest mamma, allow me to present my brother with two pounds of tobacco," he said entreatingly.
Peona, his sweet sister: of all those, His friends, the dearest.
He would never have confessed it to a human being, but the little one was the dearest object the world held for him.
Old English deore "precious, valuable, costly, loved, beloved," from Proto-Germanic *deurjaz (cf. Old Saxon diuri, Old Norse dyrr, Old Frisian diore, Middle Dutch dure, Dutch duur, Old High German tiuri, German teuer), ultimate origin unknown. Used interjectorily since 1690s. As a polite introductory word to letters, it is attested from mid-15c. As a noun, from late 14c., perhaps short for dear one, etc.