Part of speech:
At the cost of great effort, damage, sacrifice, etc.
A person of outstanding worth or importance
Highly valued, having a high personal value.
(Slang) A very agreeable person or an excellent thing
A supernatural being, either good or bad, to whom are attributed greater than human power, intelligence, etc.
Highly valued, cherished.
A feeling of devotion or adoration toward God or a god.
(Obs.) Supply; fund
That gear of a motor vehicle, etc. producing the greatest speed and the lowest torque
Sweet one; darling; dear
A person who is treated with particular affection or indulgence; favorite
Something arranged, issued, or appropriated to a particular service or occasion:
The act or process of steeping.
Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables:
A favorite, esp. one who is a fawning, servile follower: term of contempt
(Chiefly British) A sweet dish, such as pudding, served as dessert.
A person who loves or is loved truly; (one's) sweetheart
Characterized by religious devotion or piety:
Serious and intense; not joking or playful; sincere, ardent, etc.
at a great cost
A sweet, mild-mannered person; a dear.
High in one's affections
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