nearest and dearest

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nearest and dearest

The people with whom one has the closest relationships; one's closest and move beloved family members and friends. People would much rather go home and spend time with their nearest and dearest, not hang around their co-workers at some dull office party.
See also: and, dear, near

nearest and dearest

One's closest and fondest friends, companions, or relatives, as in It's a small gathering-we're inviting only a dozen or so of our nearest and dearest. This rhyming expression has been used ironically since the late 1500s, as well as by Shakespeare in 1 Henry IV (3:2): "Why, Harry, do I tell thee of my foes, which art my nearest and dearest enemy?"
See also: and, dear, near

your nearest and dearest

Your nearest and dearest are your close friends and family. The English do not like to show their feelings, even to their nearest and dearest.
See also: and, dear, near

your nearest and dearest

your close friends and relatives.
See also: and, dear, near

your ˌnearest and ˈdearest

(informal, often humorous) your close family and friends: It must be difficult for him here, living so far away from his nearest and dearest.
See also: and, dear, near
References in classic literature ?
Of course," added Miss Cornelia scornfully, "it wasn't one of those freak resemblances you read of in novels where two people are so much alike that they can fill each other's places and their nearest and dearest can't tell between them.
And with exam season upon us, households across Wales will soon be sweating on the performance of their nearest and dearest in this summer's GCSE and A-levels.
FAMILIES mourning the loss of their nearest and dearest are being given a unique take on the classic funeral service here in the States - with the advent of "showmen pallbearers".
The couple wed last year on holiday in Jamaica, but are now preparing to do it all over again in front of their nearest and dearest.
They kept their engagement secret as they wanted to celebrate with their nearest and dearest before it became public knowledge," the Sun quoted a source as saying.
The pair teamed up to stunning effect in the Magpies' 5-1 drubbing of their nearest and dearest rivals in October last year, with Ameobi scoring twice as skipper Kevin Nolan plundered a hat-trick.
According to the study, women are told about three secrets a week by their nearest and dearest and they are likely to pass at least one of those juicy nuggets on to a friend.
The study says Brit ish women are told three secrets a week by their nearest and dearest and they are likely to pass at least one of those juicy nuggets on to a friend.
Most people use this special day to show their nearest and dearest how much they care, but many people do not know the origins of Mothering Sunday.
Carers are heroes looking after their nearest and dearest.
I do feel strongly that these people should never receive any organ all their lives nor their nearest and dearest if they control their lives.
Past experience tells us that up to 45,000 people will use these buses, keeping in touch with their nearest and dearest on Boxing Day, whether or not they have access to a car.
And they, and their nearest and dearest, must pay a round trip toll charge of pounds 5.
IT'S never too early to think about Christmas, and those wishing to support a worthy cause as well as finding a suitable gift for their nearest and dearest can do worse than pay a visit to Presents Galore, which takes place on the Rowley Mile course at the end of next month.
But they are also quite dose to the portraits commissioned by countless patriarchs and matriarchs across the country, customers sharing an income bracket, an aesthetic conservatism, and a desire for a status-rich image of their nearest and dearest.