Looking back at the last 26 years, what is your fondest memory of working with John Thaw on Morse?
So our fondest hope is not for eternal life, but an end to this wheel of existence through eternal death.
In losing, John McCain has fulfilled his fondest wish: revenge on the Republican Party.
mid-14c., originally "foolish, silly," from past tense of fonnen "to fool, be foolish," perhaps from Middle English fonne "fool" (early 14c.), of uncertain origin; or possibly related to fun.
Meaning evolved by 1590 via "foolishly tender" to "having strong affections for." Another sense of fonne was "to lose savor," which may be the original meaning of the word (e.g. Wyclif: "Gif þe salt be fonnyd it is not worþi," c.1380). Related: Fonder; fondest.