Hence alone comes the dearness of land, since the savers have no other way to lay out their money.
However, before you can judge of their dearness or cheapness, you must see them.
At least in his own secret world he was free to treasure each memory of her dearness.
I don't know whether the dulness or the dearness be greatest.
Carestié, dearness, stands in contrast to the Italian carestia.
I confess that your article on dearness and cheapness has led me to reflect.
But look also at the dearness it causes, and the forced decrease in the consumption of all articles.
It is certain that they inflict on the consumer all the evils of dearness.
The thought seemed to invest him with added tenderness and dearness.
The widow Gamelin bemoans the dearness of victuals, cause of all the trouble.
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.