dear (adj.) 4
expensive, costly
1H6 IV.ii.53 [Talbot to all] Sell every man his life as dear as mine
Cor I.i.18 [First Citizen to all, of the authorities] they think we are too dear
LLL II.i.10 [Boyet to Princess] Be now as prodigal of all dear grace / As Nature was in making graces dear [second instance]