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  • n. Plural form of fondness.


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  • Gone were peanuts, but his appetite remained in the form of fondnesses for "poached eggs, soft cheese, fish cakes, tomato soup, chicken soup, mashed potato".

    Quentin Crisp: chicken soup for the soul

  • It is the way of kings to shower their queens with gifts; it is the way of queens to develop fondnesses, hobbies, collections.

    Valentines, part the first

  • I tend to have fleeting fondnesses for contemporary music, but nothing lasting, because it doesn't lend itself to being both appreciated and enjoyed.

    The World Needs Rock Stars - Anil Dash

  • His heart requires to reflect and to become accustomed to these fondnesses so new to him.

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • They found that their quiet love had grown many-fold stronger, sweeter, in the two weeks it had been denied the silly fondnesses of utterance.

    The Innocents A Story for Lovers

  • Round his potato beds let him jealously retain a border of his finest pansies; and, depend upon it, when he gets into the fifties and the sixties he will be glad that, all through life, he remained true to the first fondnesses of youth.

    Mushrooms on the Moor

  • No partialities of friend to friend, no fondnesses of brother and sister, of wife to husband, are there pertinent, but quite otherwise.

    VI. Essays. Friendship. 1841

  • Her facile fondnesses certainly welled forth far too widely to carve out a single channel of love and mingle with the deep torrent of Bonaparte's early passion.

    The Life of Napoleon I (Volume 1 of 2)

  • These fondnesses for children and clergymen prove to me, Florian, that an

    Double Trouble Or, Every Hero His Own Villain

  • He bulked so rotund inside his overcoat and looked so short under the flat headgear that her first thought was how slight a disguise every year turned him into a good family Santa Claus; and she smiled back at him with the same gayeties and fondnesses of days gone by.

    Bride of the Mistletoe


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