fond of

(redirected from fond)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to fond: font

*fond of someone or something

liking someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) I'm fond of chocolate. Mary isn't fond of me, but I'm fond of her.
See also: of
References in classic literature ?
But he had yet to learn that it is a dreadful thing to make an idiot fond of you, when you yourself are not of an affectionate disposition: especially an idiot with a pitchfork-- obviously a difficult friend to shake off by rough usage.
Aye, aye; but he's none so fond o' your dissenters, for all that.
Allen, who owned the chief of the property about Fullerton, the village in Wiltshire where the Morlands lived, was ordered to Bath for the benefit of a gouty constitution -- and his lady, a good-humoured woman, fond of Miss Morland, and probably aware that if adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad, invited her to go with them.
I believe he's quite fond of you, Philip," smiled Mildred.
I know you understand Fedya, my dear count; that, believe me, is why I am so fond of you.
Dear me, Dorothea, I suppose it would be right for you to be fond of a man whom you accepted for a husband.
I must own that we found it far prettier than anything we had known in Southern Ohio, which we were so fond of and so loath to leave, and as I look back it still seems to me one of the prettiest little places I have ever known, with its white wooden houses, glimmering in the dark of its elms and maples, and their silent gardens beside each, and the silent, grass- bordered, sandy streets between them.
Anne, despite her affection for Rusty, was not especially fond of cats, but Mrs.
I'm sure I'm willing to forget and forgive on my side--especially if he won't insist on my being fond of him because he is fond of me.
I'm very fond of the shaggy man myself, and I think you will like him, too.
A KING, whose only son was fond of martial exercises, had a dream in which he was warned that his son would be killed by a lion.
I could never have done it if I had not been so fond of you, and so fearful of irritating you against me by showing my jealousy.
Of this bird, Sophia, then about thirteen years old, was so extremely fond, that her chief business was to feed and tend it, and her chief pleasure to play with it.
But that I am fond of Wisdom, and often too fond, is because she remindeth me very strongly of Life!
I'm afraid you ain't fond of Miss Polly," he grinned.