Fondly
Fondly Fond"ly, adv. 1. Foolishly. [Archaic] --Verstegan (1673). [1913 Webster]

Make him speak fondly like a frantic man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly. [1913 Webster]

My heart, untraveled, fondly turns to thee. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]


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  • fondly — (adj.) mid 14c., foolishly, from FOND (Cf. fond) + LY (Cf. ly) (2). Meaning affectionately is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • fondly — [fänd′lē] adv. [ME: see FOND1 & LY2] 1. with simple trust; naively 2. lovingly 3. Archaic foolishly …   English World dictionary

  • fondly — fond|ly [ fandli ] adverb 1. ) in a way that shows that you like and care about someone: She smiled fondly at her brother and his wife. a ) with positive or happy feelings: He is fondly remembered as a wonderful teacher. Dave still speaks fondly… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fondly — UK [ˈfɒndlɪ] / US [ˈfɑndlɪ] adverb 1) a) in a way that shows that you like and care about someone She smiled fondly at her brother and his wife. b) with positive or happy feelings He is fondly remembered as a wonderful teacher. Dave still speaks… …   English dictionary

  • fondly — fond|ly [ˈfɔndli US ˈfa:ndli] adv 1.) fondly imagine/believe/hope etc to believe something that is untrue, hope for something that will probably not happen etc ▪ Some people still fondly believe that modern science can solve all the world s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fondly — adverb 1 fondly imagine/believe/hope etc to believe something that is untrue, hope for something that will probably not happen etc: Some people still fondly believe that modern science can solve all the world s problems. 2 in a way that shows you …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fondly — adverb Date: 14th century 1. archaic in a foolish manner ; foolishly 2. in a fond manner ; affectionately < spoke of her fondly > 3. in a willingly credulous manner < it would stun, I fondly hoped, the reader Annie Dillard > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fondly — /fond lee/, adv. 1. in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately: He looked fondly at his child. 2. Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly. [1300 50; ME; see FOND1, LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • fondly — adv. Fondly is used with these verbs: ↑gaze, ↑imagine, ↑recall, ↑remember …   Collocations dictionary

  • fondly — [ˈfɒndli] adv in a way that shows that you like and care about someone or something She smiled fondly at her brother.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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