Definitions: (1) very dear; beloved; cherished(2) very pleasing; charming; cute; lovable

• Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face, her aspect and her attitude. — Beck David Campbell (1970-) American Musician
• All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince. — Plato (428-348 bc) Greek Philosopher
• Plato is dear to me, but dearer still is truth. — Aristotle (384-322 bc) Greek Philosopher