Absence makes the heart grow fonder

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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Prov. You will like someone or something better if that person or thing is far away. Ever since Carla's boyfriend moved away, she can't stop thinking about him. Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
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Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

something that you say which means being apart from someone that you love makes you love them even more 'My boyfriend's going to South America and I won't see him for six months.' 'Ah well, absence makes the heart grow fonder.'
See also: absence, grow, heart, make

absence makes the heart grow fonder

Separation intensifies love, as in After a year in another country she accepted his proposal, so I guess absence makes the heart grow fonder , or, used ironically, The boss leaves earlier every day; oh well, absence makes the heart grow fonder. Although versions of this saying date from Roman times, it only became popular after Thomas Haynes Bayly used it as the last line of a song in The Isle of Beauty (1850). The opposite sentiment is expressed by familiarity breeds contempt.
See also: absence, grow, heart, make
References in classic literature ?
I am so much fonder of you, my love, than of the Chancellor.
Her father, as hath been said, was fonder of her than of any other human creature.
But Rawdon, as became his age and size, was fonder of the society of the men than of the women, and never wearied of accompanying his sire to the stables, whither the Colonel retired to smoke his cigar --Jim, the Rector's son, sometimes joining his cousin in that and other amusements.
He seems to be even fonder of his mice than of his other pets, smiles at them, and kisses them, and calls them by all sorts of endearing names.
Why, I think you're fonder of me than Tom is," said Maggie, rather sorrowfully.
IT'S often said that absence makes the heart grow fonder but is there any truth to the wellknown adage?
Advent isn't making the heart grow fonder for Spurs - they haven't scored yet this month.
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Holders Queens knocked Ally McCoist's men out at the same stage last season, though this Tuesday's rematch promises fonder memories for the No.
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