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An example use of dear in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… all that was Bob's dear he said well you …”
Dear means a person who is dear to you.
the word dear occurs in english on average 76.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for A2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that dear can be often used in the following areas:
1) people, society, and culture;