dearness

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dear +‎ -ness

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dearness ‎(usually uncountable, plural dearnesses)

  1. The quality of having great value or price.
    • Jeremy Taylor
      But brothers pass not into noble friendships upon the stock of that relation: they have fair dispositions and advantages, and are more easy and ready to ferment into the greatest dearnesses, if all things else be answerable.

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