- in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately: He looked fondly at his child.
- Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly.
Origin of fondly
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Examples from the Web for fondly
Fondly nicknamed “the Worst Boy In Town,” Penrod is conniving but not clever, wicked but rarely cruel.American Dreams, 1914: Penrod by Booth Tarkington
February 27, 2014
The Allens really were invited by Mrs. Reagan to that state dinner, a memory they fondly recounted in the Post article.‘The Butler’ Fact Check: How True Is This True Story?
August 16, 2013
Latifah fondly remembers chastising other girls in high school when they got into fights over the simple things like boys.Queen Latifah Talks About the ‘Steel Magnolias’ Remake and the Importance of Diversity
October 7, 2012
That's a legacy for which they will be fondly remembered by almost all.Mark McKinnon: Backstage at the Bush Movie
August 30, 2012
Jerry Mersa, a plump 38-year-old, remembers Taylor fondly as a president who gave the common man a sense of dignity.Charles Taylor’s Hague Sentence Sparks War-Crimes Debate In Liberia
May 30, 2012
He fondly imagined that they were cursing hard, if not loud.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
You are susceptible, imaginative; do not demand too much, or dream too fondly.Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
She wanted to put her arms round her, and say fondly, "Never mind!"Meadow Grass
He was still holding Casanova's hands, and he pressed them fondly.Casanova's Homecoming
She stooped to kiss the child, and fondly clasped her arm round his neck.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Word Origin and History for fondly
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