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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References in classic literature ?
Griffiths was amusing; he would help them to get through the evening; and Philip was so fond of them both that he wanted them to know and to like one another.
Apparently, Behan makes it very clear in her revealing book that she wasn't fond of them when she started, and admits that she came close to losing her job with the family after she slapped Brandon one day.
"Everyone's so fond of them we call Mr Singh 'grandad' and will really miss them."
But as I am also very old, I've had lots of dogs and have been fond of them all.