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fondly

[ fond-lee ]

adverb

  1. in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately:

    He looked fondly at his child.

  2. Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of fondly1

First recorded in 1300–50; Middle English; fond 1 + -ly

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Example Sentences

As a teenager, I fondly remember showing my grandmother how to navigate YouTube, searching for old movie clips with her as she regaled me with tales of how she had seen them in her youth.

Some of the students in attendance are still in touch with the nonprofit, and — given the Nintendo executive’s rock star status in the world of video games — remember the visit fondly.

That list includes some names that wouldn’t necessarily be remembered fondly around the campuses of their respective schools, such as Nebraska’s Bill Callahan, Ohio State’s John Cooper and Florida State’s Willie Taggart.

Outside of whatever impact these stances have on any community, donating to charity or sponsoring events is foremost about ensuring customers think fondly of your company.

From Eater

This new two-part wedding has fondly been dubbed wedding part one and wedding part two by our Facebook Community.

From Fortune

People there remember rather fondly the clandestine airdrops by the CIA during the 1980s.

In the film, his pals fondly recall the critic bringing through a carousel of unattractive women.

Fondly nicknamed “the Worst Boy In Town,” Penrod is conniving but not clever, wicked but rarely cruel.

Either fondly or with curses, it is a time to look back at a year grown familiar to us now.

What do we remember more fondly: Fantasia torching a rendition of “Summertime?”

So the twain walked on very lovingly together, Dorothy gazing sadly and fondly at every well-known object in her path.

Grace was sobbing hysterically, but Harriet, clasping her fondly in her arms, looked up at him.

Those boxes, which she had fondly hoped would never again leave Hartledon, unless it might be for sojourns in Park Lane!

"You have worked yourself up to a fine pass," said the doctor, patting the agitated girl fondly as she leaned against his knee.

Another time, dear Johannes—(she smiles very fondly at him as she goes out)—another time you must tell me—all.

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