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
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A good fellow, a skilled hand, fond of us, and enthusiastic and honourable."
"I was a little chap no higher much than my mother's knee,--she was sore fond of us children, Gritty and me,--and so I said to her, 'Mother,' I said,
Ajor and I came to be very fond of her, and she was, I think, equally fond of us. To-mar was very much of a man--a savage, if you will, but none the less a man.
He was not fond of us. He was eccentric--he was very eccentric.
On January 17, 2013, the modern, high-technology military minesweeper USS Guardian ran aground at Tubbataha, destroying big portions of the coral reefs, angering people in Palawan and nationwide, activists and environmentalists, constitutionalists, and even lawmakers who are normally fond of US military presence.
Natwar, who held the external affairs portfolio twice, criticised the government's foreign policy: " None of our neighbours are fond of us. That's a tragedy." Natwar, however, claimed credit for the Indo- US nuclear deal.
"That's not something the GCAA is fond of us doing as long as we don't hold national carrier status, which we don't.
WE LOVE a bit of Robin S here in Liverpool, luckily she seems to be rather fond of us too.
I know two things about frequent Mailbag contributor Don Richey: He's not overly fond of us Democrats, and he must have failed his high school history class.
Anyone who turned up with an interest in writing SF as well as reading it, we kidnapped; that was one of the reasons the QSFL's heads, James Taurasi, Will Sykora, and Sam Moskowitz, weren't real fond of us. And Isaac made it clear that he was definitely going to become a professional SF writer, as soon as he figured out how.
These days, for most of us the Chinese conjures up thoughts of an evening with a takeaway and a DVD, not something the nutritionists are fond of us doing.
After the funeral Babs his wife embraced Suzannah and I and told us Bryon was so fond of us both.
Romanian Ana Maria Zarnescu, 64, said: "Europe is adopting us like poor relatives or orphans, but I hope they will become fond of us because we are hard working and inventive.