hold dear

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Verb1.hold dear - be fond ofhold dear - be fond of; be attached to    
love - have a great affection or liking for; "I love French food"; "She loves her boss and works hard for him"
yearn - have affection for; feel tenderness for
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I conjure you by everything you hold dear to answer a few questions.
Hear us, O hear, But all that ye hold dear, Wife, children, homestead, hearth and God!
Rat and Kai must infiltrate Erzi's palace and steal back the deadly formula Erzi has unearthed before he can use it to destroy everything they hold dear!
Some of whom repay us with murderous ideals and would like to destroy what the majority of us hold dear and do our best to retain.
"For over 10 years we've shared weddings, births and holidays together as a family, memories that we hold dear. Martyn was an amazing father to Seamus, Henry and George, and a devoted husband to his beautiful wife Donna.
If he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, everything that we hold dear as a nation will be at stake.
Those who still hold dear moral values are ridiculed and branded misfits.
IANS New Delhi Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday said that he wants a"New India where you don't get lynched for the food you eat and faith you hold dear and not the one of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's kind of 'New India'".
What We Hold Dear is a new age instrumental album by keyboardist/composer Timothy Wenzel.
In his keynote speech at the SMX Convention Center, Duterte said the Philippines as Asean chair would remain 'steadfast in upholding the ideals and values we hold dear and in working towards our aspirations' and committed to 'building a strong and resilient Asean community.'
I'm sorry, the whole point of prison is that inmates should feel the loss of everything they hold dear - family, friends, freedom.