Perhaps these relatively new ways of regarding poetry have not cost it too dearly.
Life goes on as an unpredictable version of vital prayer, if not an act of revenge in the name of the dearly departed.
They value our recognition too dearly for us to give it away!
I dearly want to see President Obama win on the 39.6 percent rate for upper incomes.
I would guess that Ferguson saw a potential storm brewing that might cost him dearly on the lecture circuit.
"And she loved him as dearly as I love Marcus," she went on.
She dearly loved to conduct her affairs by a series of little secrets.
And in power they valued most dearly the atrocious right of silencing, by foul means or fair, all opinions that were not official.
He might well think: Why does she, whom I love so dearly, want to annihilate me?
His presence was unexpected, but it was as welcome as the flowers in May to Lena, who dearly loved her brother.
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.