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LampPro Tip 1/3
Emotional BondPlay
Use 'dear' to express close emotional bonds, suggesting a deep level of care. SlideHe hugged his dear grandmother tightly.
LampPro Tip 2/3
Not RomanticPlay
'Dear' can describe platonic relationships, not necessarily romantic ones. SlideMy dear teammate, you did an excellent job!
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Use 'dear' for people or memories you hold fondly, showing affection or tenderness. SlideThe dear memories of childhood lingered on.