fondness fondness  /ˈfɑnd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a predisposition to like something
  2. (n) a positive feeling of liking
  3. (n) a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love

Usage(s):

  1. I recall with great fondness my first visit to Nairobi in 1970 when Louis ceremoniously led me to the room housing the crown jewels of human evolution.
  2. Bush's TV ads, which have begun airing in New Hampshire, Iowa and South Carolina, showcase McKinnon's fondness for retro black-and-white footage and jittery, MTV-style editing.
  3. Abu Deraa has a personal fondness for gruesome torture.

News

  1. N. Pike’s Frith commits to Florida St.

    Ethan Frith’s fondness for Florida State grew strong back in April during the Seminoles’ spring game. Friday’s camp was the icing on the cake.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: McComb Enterprise-Journal

  2. DNR works to meet electric demand in state parks

    Devil’s Lake State Park ranger Jenny Hudson has seen campers’ fondness for electricity grow stronger over the past decade.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: La Crosse Tribune

  3. Summer prizes for all ages at Oakland Public Library (Community Voices)

    I remember, with great fondness, playing the summer reading game at the little library in the small town where I grew up. It was a big homemade board game, and each child had their own piece that we got to move around the board as we read books and gathered prizes. Becoming a children’s librarian [...]
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Oakland Local

Quotes

  1. "I obviously was very disappointed in those comments," Blank said. "I spoke to him about it, and he took responsibility for it. He felt badly about it and he apologized to the Atlanta. He has a real fondness for the community."
    on Jan 1, 2007 By: Arthur Blank Source: USA Today

  2. "Jane McGrath was, and will remain a source of inspiration and hope to all Australians, in particular to those personally affected by cancer," Mr Rudd said. "She will be remembered with great fondness for her work to help women and their...
    on Jun 22, 2008 By: Kevin Rudd Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  3. "I want to thank from the bottom of my heart everyone who has shown interest with great fondness for my health," Ballesteros said in the statement. "Many thanks. A big hug."
    on Oct 12, 2008 By: Seve Ballesteros Source: SI.com

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