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manner; lovingly or affectionately:
He looked fondly at his child.
with complacent credulity; foolishly.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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She will not remember this experience
, and won't be particularly thrilled to offer you research help later.
She's having a good career and remembers her time with us
The children tumbled merrily in the dust, and were
tended by their mothers.
Although people still remember him
, history will be less kind to him.
But in retirement he has become a sort of grandfather figure, looked upon
, and he regularly tops popularity polls.
And while he kissed her brow ever so
, he stuck her with the knife thirty-four times.
Others were slightly more tender, asking parents and siblings to make offerings at the shrine or to remember them
of the time they spend together leaves their partner feeling appreciated.
of their favorites, or tell funny stories about encountering memorable bees.
Many teens get something that their parents remember
: a real summer break, full of fun and friends.
Word Origin and History for
mid-14c., foolishly, from
(2). Meaning affectionately is from 1590s.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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