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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fond  \Fond\,  a.  [Compar.  {Fonder};  superl.  {Fondest}.]  [For 
  fonned,  p.  p.  of  OE  fonnen  to  be  foolish.  See  {Fon}.] 
  1.  Foolish;  silly;  simple;  weak.  [Archaic] 
 
  Grant  I  may  never  prove  so  fond  To  trust  man  on  his 
  oath  or  bond.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Foolishly  tender  and  loving;  weakly  indulgent; 
  over-affectionate. 
 
  3.  Affectionate;  loving;  tender;  --  in  a  good  sense  as  a 
  fond  mother  or  wife.  --Addison. 
 
  4.  Loving;  much  pleased;  affectionately  regardful,  indulgent, 
  or  desirous;  longing  or  yearning;  --  followed  by  of 
  (formerly  also  by  on). 
 
  More  fond  on  her  than  she  upon  her  love.  --Shak. 
 
  You  are  as  fond  of  grief  as  of  your  child.  --Shak. 
 
  A  great  traveler,  and  fond  of  telling  his 
  adventures.  --Irving. 
 
  5.  Doted  on  regarded  with  affection.  [R.] 
 
  Nor  fix  on  fond  abodes  to  circumscribe  thy  prayer. 
  --Byron. 
 
  6.  Trifling;  valued  by  folly;  trivial.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 




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