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If you have any lingering thought that I could envy the happiness you will confer; that I could not resign you to a dearer protector, of your own choosing; that I could not, from my removed place, be a contented witness of your joy; dismiss it, for I don't deserve it!
This hope and trust were far dearer to him than anything that earth could offer.
This result came despite the basket being 48p dearer than this time a year ago.
Summary: Kolar (Karnataka) [India], Jun 24 (ANI): Congress leader KH Muniyappa has blamed Janata Dal- Secular (JDS) for the Congress-JDS coalition's rout in the Lok Sabha elections, asserting that stitching an alliance with HD Deve Gowda's party cost dearer, amidst deep fissures in the ruling front in Karnataka.
The Information Minister said it is not Modi's India where minorities are subjugated, rather it is Imran Khan's Naya Pakistan where white color of our flag is equally dearer to us.
All classes of cattle were in short supply resulting in a dearer trade as buyers were competitive for the offering forward.
Justice Qaiser Rashid hearing the mobile tower case observed that nothing was more dearer to us than our schools and mosques.
"I've become dearer on Twitter (SRK's Twitter account was judged among the top 10 'Most talked about Indian Twitter Accounts' yesterday) and poorer according to the (Forbes) survey.
Rawalpindi -- Kitchen commodities and vegetables have become dearer after the hike in gas tariffs, the alleged connivance of District Administration, Market Control Committee and Price Control Magistrate plunged the down trodden citizens in the deep ravine of inflation.
The latest analysis of the impact of leaving the EU shows trips to hotspots including Benidorm, Tenerife, Majorca and Crete will be far dearer.
The latest analysis of the impact of leaving the European Union shows trips to hotspots including Benidorm, Tenerife, Majorca and Crete will be far dearer.
Summary: I know we didn't give a thought to whether we could afford to keep a pet when we got a German shepherd pup that was dearer to us than anyone or anything we had known until then