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Definitions of fond

  1. extravagantly or foolishly loving and indulgent; " adoring grandparents"; " deceiving her preoccupied and doting husband with a young captain"; " hopelessly spoiled by a fond mother"
  2. having or displaying warmth or affection; " affectionate children"; " caring parents"; " a fond embrace"; " fond of his nephew"; " a tender glance"; " a warm embrace"
  3. absurd or silly because unlikely; " fond hopes of becoming President"; " fond fancies"
  4. ( followed by ` of' or ` to') having a strong preference or liking for; " fond of chocolate"; " partial to horror movies"
  5. imp. of Find. Found.
  6. Foolish; silly; simple; weak.
  7. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; over- affectionate.
  8. Doted on; regarded with affection.
  9. Trifling; valued by folly; trivial.
  10. To caress; to fondle.
  11. To be fond; to dote.
  12. Foundation; bottom; groundwork;
  13. The ground.
  14. The broth or juice from braised flesh or fish, usually served as a sauce.
  15. Fund, stock, or store.
  16. Affectionate; loving; tender; - in a good sense; as, a fond mother or wife.
  17. Loving; much pleased; affectionately regardful, indulgent, or desirous; longing or yearning; - followed by of ( formerly also by on).
  18. Affectionate; loving; ardently attached; cherished; partial to; foolishly indulgent.
  19. Fondly.
  20. Foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; very affectionate.
  21. FONDNESS.
  22. Weakly loving; affectionate; liking extremely.
  23. Loving; affectionate; sometimes, foolishly affectionate.
  24. Foolishly prized; trivial; silly.
  25. Foolish; silly; foolishly tender and loving; weakly indulgent; loving ardently; relishing highly.
  26. To treat with great indulgence or tenderness; to caress.
  27. Tender and loving; much pleased with; partial to; used in the sense of slightly foolish or silly.
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Quotes of fond

  1. Our family was very fond of the University of Iowa. We thought it was a good place to go. – James Van Allen
  2. The gods too are fond of a joke. – Aristotle
  3. A mother's happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories. – Honore de Balzac
  4. No jealousy their dawn of love overcast, nor blasted were their wedded days with strife; each season looked delightful as it past, to the fond husband and the faithful wife. – James Beattie
  5. One must be fond of people and trust them if one is not to make a mess of life. – E. M. Forster
  6. Nobody now is going from department to another department. Only Walt did that. I was very fond of him, really. – John Hench
  7. It's a fairly recent thing but I've become very fond of making drinks myself. – Utada Hikaru
  8. I'm very fond of doing movies where men fight over me. I don't get to do enough. – Anjelica Huston
  9. Be fond of the man who jests at his scars, if you like; but never believe he is being on the level with you. – Pamela Hansford Johnson
  10. I'm not too fond of changing things into waltzes, but sometimes that works. – Marian McPartland
  11. People with insufficient personalities are fond of cats. These people adore being ignored. – Henry Morgan
  12. I'm very fond of piano players. – Michael Parkinson
  13. I cannot be so bad when everybody is so fond of me. – Clara Schumann
  14. Real people are places to me as much as persons: I want to see them, as I want to see the places I am fond of, in all weathers and at all times of the year. – Leonard Alfred George Strong
  15. If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. – Alfred North Whitehead

Usage examples for fond

  1. " And he is very fond of you, Mr. Knowles," she said. – Kent Knowles: Quahaug by Joseph C. Lincoln
  2. You see, dear," Miss Jones ended wistfully, " the other girls are fond of me. – Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid by Amy D. V. Chalmers
  3. I was fond of him once, and now I could say to him that I do understand- that I forgive him. – Footsteps of Fate by Louis Couperus
  4. No; she's as fond of fun as anybody. – Two Little Women on a Holiday by Carolyn Wells
  5. I know you're fond of me- and grateful, Carmen said. – The Port of Adventure by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  6. I was fond of Zoe. – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  7. Why, I thought you were so fond of Miss Edgeworth. – The Ethics of the Dust by John Ruskin
  8. She's fond enough of you. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. Cyril was my only brother; I was very fond of him. – Prescott of Saskatchewan by Harold Bindloss
  10. We really used to think it wasn't in her to be fond of any one. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  11. I am fond of her, and I shall." – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  12. Are you fond of women? – The Knave of Diamonds by Ethel May Dell
  13. I am very fond of fancy work, said Rotha. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  14. " In one way it's rather a pity he's fond of talking. – The Greater Power by Harold Bindloss W. Herbert Dunton
  15. And he's fond of her. – Notwithstanding by Mary Cholmondeley
  16. But he is fond of me. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  17. He was too fond of reading, and his mother often told him to put away his book and run about with the other boys. – Beautiful Joe by Marshall Saunders
  18. He only means are you fond of reading in bed. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  19. He could not understand it- she was so fond of him. – The Son of His Mother by Clara Viebig
  20. That is the reason she was so fond of me. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton

Rhymes for fond