Definitions for fondness
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fondness.
fondness, fancy, partialitynoun
a predisposition to like something
"he had a fondness for whiskey"
affection, affectionateness, fondness, tenderness, heart, warmness, warmheartedness, philianoun
a positive feeling of liking
"he had trouble expressing the affection he felt"; "the child won everyone's heart"; "the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home"
affectionateness, fondness, lovingness, warmthnoun
a quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love
the quality of being fond
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from fond.
Fondness it were for any, being free,
To covet fetters, though they golden be. Edmund Spenser, Sonnets.
My heart had still some foolish fondness for thee;
But hence! ’tis gone: I give it to the winds. Joseph Addison, Cato.
Whose fondness could compare her mortal offspring
To those which fair Latona bore to Jove. Matthew Prior.
Your jealousy perverts my meaning still;
My very hate is construed into fondness. Ambrose Philips, Dist. Moth.
Corinna, with that youthful air,
Is thirty and a bit to spare:
Her fondness for a certain earl
Began when I was but a girl. Jonathan Swift.
They err that either through indulgence to others, or fondness to any sin in themselves, substitute for repentance any thing that is less than a sincere resolution of new obedience, attended with faithful endeavour, and meet fruits of this change. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.
the quality or state of being fond; foolishness
doting affection; tender liking; strong appetite, propensity, or relish; as, he had a fondness for truffles
The numerical value of fondness in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of fondness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension during my divorce from Donald. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.
The organization noted that nearly 50,000 consumers joined an online petition last month favoring the FCC's privacy rules. And in a nationally representative CR Consumer Voices Survey, 65 percent of Americans said they were either slightly or not at all confident that their personal data is private and not distributed without their knowledge. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson before the vote on Wednesday said the rules put American consumers — each one of us who pay these monthly fees for their broadband service — in the driver's seat of how our personal data is used and shared. Is that too much to ask ? I don't think so. The resolution will still have to pass the House of Representatives, which it is likely to do, and then be signed by President Trump. ISPs have been under the FCC's jurisdiction only since 2015, when they werereclassified as public utilitiesunder something called Title II of the Communications Act. Meantime, web-based companies such as Amazon and Google are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission( FTC), and face less stringent requirements. Republican legislators and lobbyists from cable, telecom, and advertising industries say that difference in regulation is unfair. Sen. John Thune( R-SD) said Wednesday that the FCC had unfairly distorted the marketplace when it imposed unnecessarily onerous privacy restrictions on broadband providers while leaving the rest of the internet under the strong and successful regime at the FTC. The federal government could move authority over ISPs back to the FCC. However, that would be a complex process, and one not favored by advocacy groups, including Consumers Union. Any fondness for the FTC’s approach to privacy is merely support for dramatically weaker privacy protections favored by most corporations, the organization wrote in a letter to senators earlier this week. There is no question that consumers favor the FCC’s current broadband privacy rules. The measure passed by a 50-48 vote along party lines The Senate Thursday. To roll back the rules, Republican senators employed a legislative maneuver that prevents the FCC from adopting ‘ similar ’ rules, even far weaker ones, to protect internet users in the future.
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.
No gray hairs streak my soul, no grandfatherly fondness there I shake the world with the might of my voice, and walk-handsome, twentytwoyearold.
I wish you would moderate that fondness you have for your children. I do not mean you should abate any part of your care, or not do your duty to them in its utmost extent, but I would have you early prepare yourself for disappointments, which are heavy in proportion to their being surprising.
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