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fond of (someone or something)

Having an affinity for someone or something. I'm not too fond of Mike—he really annoys me sometimes. I'm cold all the time, so I'm quite fond of summer weather.
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*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: fond, of
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"It is offensive to me to say that Sir James could think I was fond of him.
"Well, you are not fond of show, a great establishment, balls, dinners, that kind of thing.
"And do you think," said master sternly, "that treatment like this will make him fond of your will?"
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For the Emperor was fond of Dorothy's little dog, and the girl explained to her friends that in Oz all animals were treated with as much consideration as the people--"if they behave themselves," she added.
"As if ever anybody could be fond of her!" scorned Nancy.
Franklin answered, "Not unless Lady Verinder desires it." He added, in a whisper to me, as I was following the Sergeant out, "I know what that man is going to say about Rachel; and I am too fond of her to hear it, and keep my temper.
It is not true, as bores are fond of saying, that there isn't anything funny or great on TV any more but nor is there a guarantee that many, if any, of today's shows will have future generations still chuckling away at them.
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