deary


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deary

(ˈdɪərɪ) or

dearie

npl dearies
1. informal a term of affection: now often sarcastic or facetious
2. deary me! dearie me! an exclamation of surprise or dismay
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.deary - a special loved onedeary - a special loved one      
lover - a person who loves someone or is loved by someone
chosen - one who is the object of choice; who is given preference; "she was Mama's chosen"
macushla - (an Irish term of address expressing affection) darling
mollycoddle - a pampered darling; an effeminate man
teacher's pet - the teacher's favorite student
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References in classic literature ?
Here's another ready for ye, deary. Ye'll remember like a good soul, won't ye, that the market price is dreffle high just now?
It's nearly ready for ye, deary. Ah, poor me, poor me, my poor hand shakes like to drop off!
So he said, leaving his hand in mine, "I'm afraid, my deary, that I must have shocked you by all the wicked things I've been sayin' about the dead, and such like, for weeks past, but I didn't mean them, and I want ye to remember that when I'm gone.
If there's slaves in them parts where you're a-going, I'll be bound to you for one, and happy, but doen't ye leave me behind, Dan'l, that's a deary dear!'
I know how 'tis; I know you think that I am lone and lorn; but, deary love, 'tan't so no more!
Good and kind of you, and like you, deary! And don't you begin to find it pleasant now,' said Mrs Boffin, once more radiant in her comely way from head to foot, and once more smoothing her dress with immense enjoyment,
"Dear, deary me," cried my mother, "what a disgrace upon the house!
"Go up, deary, and amuse yourself with this book, and these ginger snaps that I made for you, there 's a good child," whispered Polly, as Maud rubbed away her tears, and stared at Tom with round, inquisitive eyes.
"Deary me," I says to myself, "the girl's stayed out too late.
"Oh, deary me!" says Aunt Sally; "IS he changed so?
"You must 'a' laid all over the breedge, deary," said Mrs.
"I fancy you will like it, deary," answered Aunt Peace, looking up with a smile from some pretty trifle she was making with blue silk and white muslin.