"And now, dear, _dear_ Mademoiselle de Charrebourg, I come into your presence, to learn how it fares with you."
"_May you never regret it, my dear, my dear_," said the lover on the stage.
"Oh, I entreat you -- I implore you, my dear, _dear_ --"
The man cried out: "Mother dear -- _Mother dear_!"
"Yes," replied Dexie, "they are rather dear, _dear shad_," and she looked intently at her plate, well knowing how Plaisted was glaring at her.
Amelia addressed him now, with an effect of angry mockery, as my dear old Frank Bronson; but that (without the mockery) was how the Amberson family almost always spoke of him: dear old Frank Bronson.
"My dear, _dear_ friends!" he said, and stretched out both hands towards the company, as if to clasp them all to his heart.
She often called Nels "my dear" with a peculiar inflection on the _dear_ and an upward lilt of tone.
That was the line, the very sharp and impassable line she drew between her "dear, _dear_ Ellen", her "dearest Nel", and her sisters, Anne and Emily.
She had hurt his feelings by saying she wished she didn't have to live with him, and she had insulted his dear, dear, _dear_ picture!