fond of (someone or something)

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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.
See also: fond, of
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Suppose you were fond of someone, and you saw someone come, and the man you were fond of was more pleased with him than he was with you, what would you do?'
Oh, my dear, it might have been a better fortune for you, if you had been fond of someone else - of someone steadier and much worthier than me, who was all bound up in you, and never vain and changeable like me!'
But, I noticed that he had been getting fond of someone else and I did not want that to happen.
So if you're not fond of someone, try not to make it obvious.
Millions of Egyptians cheered when Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was ousted and got thrown into jail in 2012, so it's mesmerizing to us that Ahlam is fond of someone like him!
He added: "If you're fond of someone it doesn't matter." Asked how he felt about Faith's wife Jackie, he said: "I am sure she's a fine lady." He said Faith wanted Tanya to run the hospitality room on his TV Money Channel because "she's good at that and he had that in mind for future plans."
When you're very fond of someone it's hard to walk away."
"When you're really fond of someone there's part of you that's happy in that situation, another part that thinks, 'Oh no'.
It would be a lot easier (though duller) if humans were cold and unfeeling but, since we are not, we take risks and become desperately vulnerable every time we grow fond of someone else.
If dad is fond of someone, they'll do their best to be fond of her too.
When you're really fond of someone, you don't want to be gadding about without them.