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Definitions for fondly
ˈfɒnd lifond·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fondly, lovinglyadverb

    with fondness; with love

    "she spoke to her children fondly"


  1. fondlyadverb


  2. fondlyadverb

    In a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Fondlyadverb

    Etymology: from fond.

    Most shallowly did you these arms commence,
    Fondly brought here, and foolishly sent hence. William Shakespeare, H. IV.

    Sorrow and grief of heart
    Makes him speak fondly, like a frantick man. William Shakespeare, R. II.

    Ficinus fondly adviseth, for the prolongation of life, that a vein be opened in the arm of some wholesome young man, and the blood to be sucked. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    The military mound
    The British files transcend, in evil hour
    For their proud foes, that fondly brav’d their fate. Phillips.

    Some valuing those of their own side or mind,
    Still make themselves the measure of mankind:
    Fondly we think we merit honour then,
    When we but praise ourselves in other men. Alexander Pope, Criticism.

    Under those sacred leaves, secure
    From common lightning of the skies,
    He fondly thought he might endure
    The flashes of Ardelia’s eyes. Jonathan Swift.

    Ev’n before the fatal engine clos’d,
    A wretched sylph too fondly interpos’d:
    Fate urg’d the sheers, and cut the sylph in twain. Alexander Pope.

    Fondly or severely kind. Richard Savage.


  1. Fondly

    Fondly was originally an America, Chicago-based trio, that produced two albums of indie punk in the mid to late 1990s. Brian Burkhard, Andy Grzenia, and Dick Simpson were the three original members. They released a self-titled CD (1995) - recorded in Brian Deck's basement. At the time, Brian Deck was a member of the Chicago band, Red Red Meat who later went on to work with bands and artists including Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, and Califone. The album got great reviews and was named album of the year by James VanOsdal - Host of Q101's local show.The album’s acclaim earned Fondly a recording contract with local label, Scratchie Records, which was founded by James Iha and D'arcy Wretzky (ex-The Smashing Pumpkins) and Adam Schlesinger (Fountains of Wayne, Ivy). Dick Simpson left the band after the release of the first album and was replaced by Tom Shover. They released "F is For" (Scratchie/Mercury) in 1997 - also recorded by Brian Deck. Some tracks were recorded in the Idful Studios. Fondly toured the Midwest and East Coast in support of the album but, by the following year, had stopped playing. Brian Burkhard and Andy Grzenia, who remained close friends, went on to play in other bands. After moving to Los Angeles, Grzenia joined Artichoke as their bassist for some time. In 2002, Burkhard released an electronica album called Solid State Alone, under the name Echolalia. Burkhard went on to play as a keyboardist in a few Chicago bands. In 2006, Burkhard won a songwriting contest for studio time in Engine Studios and recorded an album called I Thought You Were Driving (2007) under the name Lollygag. After moving to the Bay Area, Burkhard built a small backyard studio and started developing new songs in collaboration with Grzenia in early 2012. While Grzenia was still living in Los Angeles, they used an Internet file sharing site to exchange recordings, sketches and ideas. Turning out nearly a song a month, by the end of 2012, they had enough material to create a digital-only, self-released reunion album called Fondly III, which was released on Christmas Day. This time around Grzenia played all live drum tracks with Burkhard doing all of the singing and playing of Moog and Rhodes. Aside from some guest appearances from Paul Vakselis (bass, guitar) and Jason Vizza (bass), Grzenia and Burkhard took turns adding guitars or bass throughout the album.


  1. fondly

    Fondly is an adverb that refers to doing something in a loving or warm manner, often with affection and a sense of liking or preference. It connotes an emotional connection or pleasant remembrance towards someone or something. It can also refer to thinking about someone or something with nostalgia or warmth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fondlyadverb


  2. Fondlyadverb

    in a fond manner; affectionately; tenderly

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fondly in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fondly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of fondly in a Sentence

  1. Charlize Theron:

    Yeah, it's a little heartbreaking, for sure, i really love that character, and I'm so grateful that I had a small part in creating her. She will forever be someone I think of and reflect on fondly.

  2. Brian Fallon:

    Justice Breyer’s service on the court has been remarkable, and history will remember him even more fondly if he ends up playing a critical role in ensuring the appointment of the first Black woman to the court, timing his retirement in the coming year would guarantee that opportunity, and it would be wise to do so because the window may prove a narrow one.

  3. Tamara Lanier:

    Starting with my mother who, throughout my childhood and not only my childhood but my children's childhood, would often talk about our family history... and she would start with a person who she fondly referred to as Papa Renty, the black African, she spoke with great pride about Papa Renty. She talked about Papa Renty and Papa Renty ability to read. Papa Renty would read the Bible to people, and that Papa Renty taught others to read and Papa Renty was kind of this well-respected community person, and when she spoke of Papa Renty, it was with a great fondness.

  4. De Grasse:

    2018 will always be the year I look back at fondly as the year my daughter came into the world.

  5. Sally Catto:

    Sharon, Lois and Bram got their start at CBC back in the '80s with the Elephant Show, and they went on to become icons to children all across North America through various programs and specials. Lois will be fondly remembered by her many friends at CBC.

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