in a fond manner; lovingly or affectionately: He looked fondly at his child.
Archaic. with complacent credulity; foolishly.

1300–50; Middle English; see fond1, -ly Unabridged
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fond1 (fɒnd)
adj (foll by of)
1.  predisposed (to); having a liking (for)
2.  loving; tender: a fond embrace
3.  indulgent; doting: a fond mother
4.  (of hopes, wishes, etc) cherished but unlikely to be realized: he had fond hopes of starting his own business
5.  archaic, dialect or
 a.  foolish
 b.  credulous
[C14 fonned, from fonnen to be foolish, from fonne a fool]

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Word Origin & History

mid-14c., foolishly, from fond + -ly (2). Meaning affectionately is from 1590s.
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Example sentences
She will not remember this experience fondly, and won't be particularly
  thrilled to offer you research help later.
She's having a good career and remembers her time with us fondly.
Although people still remember him fondly, history will be less kind to him.
But in retirement he has become a sort of grandfather figure, looked upon
  fondly, and he regularly tops popularity polls.
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