fondly [fond-lee] ExamplesWord Originadverb
- in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately: He looked fondly at his child.
- Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly.
Origin of fondly Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at fond1, -ly Related Words for fondly warmly, passionately, respectfully, zealously, earnestly, reverently, longingly, affectionately, admiringly, fondly, generously, kindly, loyally, adoringly, appreciatively, ardently, attentively, considerately, devotedly, endearingly Examples from the Web for fondly Contemporary Examples of fondly
Fondly nicknamed “the Worst Boy In Town,” Penrod is conniving but not clever, wicked but rarely cruel.
February 27, 2014
The Allens really were invited by Mrs. Reagan to that state dinner, a memory they fondly recounted in the Post article.
August 16, 2013
Latifah fondly remembers chastising other girls in high school when they got into fights over the simple things like boys.
October 7, 2012
That’s a legacy for which they will be fondly remembered by almost all.
August 30, 2012
Jerry Mersa, a plump 38-year-old, remembers Taylor fondly as a president who gave the common man a sense of dignity.
May 30, 2012
Historical Examples of fondly
He fondly imagined that they were cursing hard, if not loud.
Joseph A. Altsheler
You are susceptible, imaginative; do not demand too much, or dream too fondly.
She wanted to put her arms round her, and say fondly, “Never mind!”
He was still holding Casanova’s hands, and he pressed them fondly.
She stooped to kiss the child, and fondly clasped her arm round his neck.
Word Origin and History for fondly adj.