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Definition of fondly adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fondly

     adverb
    adverb
    NAmE//ˈfɑndli//
     
     
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  1. 1in a way that shows great affection synonym affectionate He looked at her fondly. I fondly remember my first job as a reporter.
  2. 2in a way that shows hope that is not reasonable or realistic I fondly imagined that you cared for me.
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