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beloved

adjective
     
be‧lov‧ed
1 literary or humorous loved very much by someone:
He never recovered from the death of his beloved daughter.
He's always talking about his beloved computer!
beloved of/by
a book beloved of children everywhere
2

my/her etc beloved

literary the person that you love most

➔ dearly beloved

at dearly (3)

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