Phrases with "fond"

Anthony Trollope But Lady Mabel loved it with a fond love. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton He worships Sophy and she seemed to be fond of him. The Reef by Edith Wharton [1912]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Fenwick always declared that he was very fond of Mr. Chamberlaine, and greatly admired him. The Vicar of Bullhampton by Anthony Trollope [1870]

Somehow we was that fond and proud of her from the first that we’d have done anything in the world for her. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Anthony Trollope I don’t say but what I might spend a winter now and then in Leicestershire or Northamptonshire, for I am fond of hunting. An Eye for an Eye by Anthony Trollope [1879]

Jules Verne L’instrument fut braqué sur ces sites du fond océanique, et en quelques secondes. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

He was just fond of his partner. The Partner by Joseph Conrad [1915]

George MacDonald They would, at least, if they are as fond of nice dreams as I am, and don’t have enough of them of their own. At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald

Richard Burton They are docile, and are said to be fond of spirituous liquors, and to display an inordinate affection for women. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Now Mrs. Edmonstone was extremely fond of Guy, and trusted him entirely; but she thought she ought to consider how far this should be allowed. The Heir of Redclyffe by Charlotte M. Yonge [1853]

Nathaniel Hawthorne There were trifles too, little ornaments, beautiful tokens of a continual remembrance, that must have been wrought by delicate fingers at the impulse of a fond heart. The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1850]

Steele Rudd A pleased look was in Mother’s face; happiness filled the home again, and we grew quite fond of that pressman — he was so jolly and affable, and made himself so much at home, Mother said. On Our Selection by Steele Rudd

Henry James My mother was very fond of her, and she was very fond of my mother. The Princess Casamassima by Henry James [1886]

I only speak because I am fond of you. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Anthony Trollope Mr. Pritchett was not fond of the Harcourt interest; and seemed to care but little for Miss Caroline, now that she had transferred her affections. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

Guy de Maupassan They were all three very fond of gardening, and took great pleasure and interest in planting and pruning, in watching the seeds they had sown come up and blossom, and in cutting flowers for nosegays. Une Vie (A Woman’s Life) by Guy de Maupassan

Maria Edgeworth Any scheme that promised to be of service to her fellow-creatures was sure of meeting with her approbation; but this suited her taste peculiarly, because she was extremely fond of children. Madame de Fleury by Maria Edgeworth

Henry James She was very fond of me,” Miss Tita added incongruously. The Aspern Papers by Henry James [1888]

Anthony Trollope As for occupation, he was very fond of painting, very fond of art all round, could shoot a little, and was never in want of anything to do as long as he had a book. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Je ne voyais plus aucune de ces petites lames intermédiaires qui se forment au fond des grands creux. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Many a battle I waged over that reading! But he was awfully fond of reading aloud in the evenings, in a slow, even, sing-song voice, as though over the dead. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

As one, whose secrets in his looks we spy, His inmost thoughts discovers in his eye Or in his aspect, graved by nature’s hand, My gestures, ere I spoke, enforced my fond demand. Petrarch’s Triumphs by Petrarch

George Meredith Why did you go away with Captain Gambier?” “I was very fond of him,” she replied unhesitatingly, but speaking as it were with numbed lips. Sandra Belloni by George Meredith [1887]

Anthony Trollope It is so kind of you to think of me about Jack. I am never very fond of Mistletoe. Don’t you be mischievous now and tell the Duchess I said so. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

The Italians are very fond of them, and Professor Vela told me they will even act like a house dog and set up a cry if any strangers come. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Guy de Maupassant C’était, au fond de lui, un besoin honteux de pauvre qui va tendre la main, un besoin timide et fort de sentir quelqu’un souffrir de son départ. Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

One moment he thought it a piece of colossal impudence on his part, while the next it seemed quite the natural thing, if he could only make Lena fond of him. The House with the High Wall by Arthur Gask [1948]

Henry James Laura remembered how fond their poor father had been of telegraphing, but it was never about the theatre: at all events she tried to give her sister the benefit or the excuse of heredity. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

Louisa May Alcott You are too much alike and too fond of freedom, not to mention hot tempers and strong wills, to get on happily together, in a relation which needs infinite patience and forbearance, as well as love. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

It was Fate, you see, that made me so fond of you, from that first evening when you helped me so kindly with my German exercise. The Golden Calf by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1883]

Jules Verne Quand il fut certain du fait, le major, se glissant près de Glenarvan et de John Mangles, les arracha à leurs douloureuses pensées et les conduisit au fond de la case. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

What was the good of telling you that I stood the risk of having a knife stuck into me any time these seven years we’ve been married? I am not a chap to worry a woman that’s fond of me. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Jules Verne Le marin était très désireux de savoir si la petite anse au fond de laquelle était mouillé le Bonadventure avait été visitée par les convicts. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

While living beside the Concord, he rowed frequently, with a dreamy devotion to the pastime, and was fond of fishing; swimming, too, he enjoyed. A Study of Hawthorne by G. P. Lathrop [1876]

George Meredith She was a bold, plump girl, fond of male society. The Adventures of Harry Richmond by George Meredith [1871]

Il alla soulever le rideau du fond et découvrit un grand lit bas, couvert de vieux livres dorés, de luths aux cordes cassées et de candélabres jetés pêle-mêle. Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier [1913]

Mr. Sheldon was a man of industrious habitsfond indeed of work, and distinguished by a persistent activity in the carrying out of any labour he had planned for himself. Birds of Prey by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1867]

Sinclair Lewis Her haunted years of nervousness about life disappeared, and suddenly she was again too fond of her boy companion to waste time considering whether she was fond of him. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Edgar Allan Poe It is this latter, in especial, which imparts to a work of art so much of that richness (to borrow from colloquy a forcible term), which we are too fond of confounding with the ideal. The Philosophy of Composition by Edgar Allan Poe [1846]

Louisa May Alcott Amy, who was fond of delicate fare, took a heaping spoonful, choked, hid her face in her napkin, and left the table precipitately. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

You must have been uncommonly fond of that child. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Benjamin Disraeli When we get prudent we are wondrous fond of proverbs. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Andrew Lang Now the fox was particularly fond of young magpies, and he set about making a plan by which he could have one for dinner. The Crimson Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Guy de Maupassant Mais comment boire? Elle essayait de recueillir dans le fond de sa main l’eau qui lui fuyait à travers les doigts. Pierre et Jean by Guy de Maupassant [1887]

Charles Dickens To show that they were fond of it and loved it; and that there was not one ugly, wicked or accusatory creature to claim knowledge of it — none but their playful and approving selves. The Cricket on the Hearth by Charles Dickens [1845]

Oscar Wilde The Colonel was very fond of Hughie, but would not hear of any engagement. The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde [1887]

Edgar Allan Poe In short, the good burghers were fond of their sauer-kraut, but then they were proud of their clocks. Humorous Tales by Edgar Allan Poe

Gertrude Stein There were two of them in the Villa Curonia and Mabel was very fond of frightening visiting americans with them which she did in her suggestive way very effectively. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein [1933]

Charles Dickens I have all my life, since ever I can remember, been deeply fond of children. A House to Let by Charles Dickens [1858]

There’s not a young man living but what’s fond of a sly kiss in the dark, if he can get it. East Lynne by Ellen Wood [1861]

These iguanas are extremely ugly, but are said to be delicious eating, the Indians being very fond of them. The Naturalist in Nicaragua by Thomas Belt [1874]

She was a big strapping woman, with a stride like a grenadier, but she seemed monstrous fond of the little girl, and cried when she parted with her. Her Father’s Name by Florence Marryat [1878]

Anthony Trollope She had always been very fond of the chapter, and her original dislike to Bishop Proudie had been chiefly on his interference, or on that of his wife or chaplain. Framley Parsonage by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Puis, il se retourna vers le nord-est, là où la crête éloignée du Taygète traçait son profil sur le fond moins obscur du ciel. L’Archipel en Feu by Jules Verne [1884]

Wilkie Collins I have seen those two devoted sisters race across the room, in fond contention which should sit first on brother George’s knee. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

The expression with which children look at people they are very fond of, of whom they are asking a favour. Notes from Underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

G. K. Chesterton But most assuredly we ought not to abuse the Kaiser because he is fond of putting on all his uniforms; he does so because he has a large number of established and involuntary incarnations. Varied Types by G. K. Chesterton [1903]

Anthony Trollope Is Roden fond of following the hounds, my lord?” “I don’t in the least know,” said Hampstead, curtly. Marion Fay by Anthony Trollope [1882]

Henry James She was so fond of genius in ANY walk of life, and was so used to it and understood it so well: she was the greatest of Mr. Paraday’s admirers, she devoured everything he wrote. The Death of the Lion by Henry James [1894]

Jules Verne Il semblait que Dolly fût dans le cas d’une personne qui s’interroge, qui cherche à retrouver au fond de sa mémoire des souvenirs lointains. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Helen Zimmern She writes:— I was always fond of being loved, but of late I am become more sensible of the soothing power of affectionate expressions. Maria Edgeworth by Helen Zimmern

Edith Wharton She was even tactful in her loud fond clumsy way, with a tact that insistently boomed and buzzed about its victim’s head. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Why should we brood upon the unhappy side of it? I am fond of you, Guy. I love the thought of our tête-à-tête dinner. The Spymaster by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1938]

James Joyce I must now close with fondest love Your fond daughter, Milly. P. S. Excuse bad writing am in hurry. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Jane Austen You are very fond of bending little minds; but where little minds belong to rich people in authority, I think they have a knack of swelling out, till they are quite as unmanageable as great ones. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Wilkie Collins How can Selina be so fond of her? Don’t mention it to any one else; I hope I shall never see her again. The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins [1889]

And in this gardyn fond he cherles twaye Down sittyng by a fyr ful greet and reed. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

E. Phillips Oppenheim He’s got secret ways with him, too, that I’m not altogether fond of. The Man Without Nerves by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1934]

Wilkie Collins Lady Verinder was extravagantly fond of these perishable treasures, and had a habit of rising every now and then, and going to look at them and smell them. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins [1868]

Jules Verne Chaque jour, les embarcations du bord fouillaient les criques, au fond desquelles les courants auraient pu jeter quelques débris. Mistress Branican by Jules Verne [1891]

Wilkie Collins I could never have done it if I had not been so fond of you, and so fearful of irritating you against me by showing my jealousy. The Law and the Lady by Wilkie Collins [1875]

Anthony Trollope And there was no reason why it should have been told to Mr Crosbie, other than this — that Mr Harding was a fond garrulous old man, who loved to indulge his mind in reminiscences of the past. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Wilkie Collins Second weakness—he was perilously fond of practical jokes. My Miscellanies by Wilkie Collins [1863]

Marcel Prous Comparaison: je te le dis comme on aurait dit à Balzac: Vous êtes le plus grand romancier du siècle, avec Stendhal. Excès de scrupule, tu comprends, au fond immense admiration. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Andrew Lang She was as fond of her husband as ever, and said she was sure that he couldn’t help letting the children go; but still she was afraid beyond the world to have another child torn from her. The Lilac Fairy Book by Andrew Lang

Sans attendre la réponse du banquier, qui consentait naturellement, ennuyé au fond et rêvant autre chose, elle courut jeter une pelisse sur ses épaules. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Wilkie Collins The poor woman still held fast by some of the principles imparted to her in happier days; and she was devotedly fond of her daughter. A Rogue’s Life by Wilkie Collins [1879]

Henry James We’re almost as fond of titles as your people. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Wilkie Collins The cemetery overseer is a deal too fond of his bed to turn out these cold nights and look after the watchman. Jezebel’s Daughter by Wilkie Collins [1880]

Edith Wharton You say yourself that she’s fond of them. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Anthony Trollope When he was most fond of Mabel, most anxious to make her his wife, there had always been present to him a feeling that she was old. The Duke’s Children by Anthony Trollope

Edith Wharton I only meant that this little group of children have always been together, and it has made them so fond of each other that they really regard themselves as one family. The Children by Edith Wharton [1928]

Anthony Trollope Mrs. Clantantram belonged to other days, and therefore, though she had but little else to recommend her, Miss Thorne was to a certain extent fond of her. Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope

Rudyard Kipling He is fond of being played with. Just So Stories for Little Children by Rudyard Kipling [1902]

Charles Dickens He had been fond of music in his home, and had kept open table once a week for all officers of the army not below the rank of captain, and had always preserved in his house a quiet, sensible dignity. A Child’s History of England by Charles Dickens [1852]

One part of mankind are fond of their vices with some constancy and adhere to their purpose: a considerable part fluctuates; one while embracing the right, another while liable to depravity. The Works of Horace by translated literally into English prose by Christopher Smar

Par bonheur, l’expérience de monsieur Méchinet était grande, et il possédait à fond cet art si difficile de tirer des témoins toute la vérité. Le Petit Vieux des Batignolles by Émile Gaboriau [1876]

William Makepeace Thackeray What should he see on the landing but his Majesty talking to Betsinda, whom he called by all sorts of fond names. The Rose and the Ring by William Makepeace Thackeray [1855]

He had excellent capabilities, Louisa, but he was too fond of change. Poor Cousin Louis by Ella D'Arcy [1894]

D. H. Lawrence Emily held out the baby to watch, talking all the time in low, fond tones. The White Peacock by D. H. Lawrence

Nathaniel Hawthorne Though fond of society, I was so constituted as to need these occasional retirements, even in a life like that of Blithedale, which was itself characterized by a remoteness from the world. The Blithedale Romance by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1852]

Willa Cather He brought her candy and magazines and pineapples — of which she was very fond — from Denver, and kept his eyes and ears open for anything that might interest her. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Marcel Prous Mais au fond ce n’est pas incompréhensible. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Henry James It was indicated touchingly in the faces of our friends that they were growing old together and were fond enough of each other’s company not to object — since it was a condition — even to that. Lady Barbarina by Henry James [1884]

Henry James He had been in it before, and he was very fond of it. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

The Indians and negroes are very fond of the flesh, but I considered it strong and rank. Wanderings in South America by Charles Waterton [1825]

The family could not actually be abolished, and, indeed, people were encouraged to be fond of their children, in almost the old-fashioned way. Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell

Jules Verne Il remonta vers le nord, et par 16 degrés de latitude, près du cap Tribulation, l’Endeavour toucha sur un fond de corail, à huit lieues de la côte. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

The old man listened to her eagerly, as he played, and nodded fond approval every now and then, as the full, rich notes fell upon his ear. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

George Meredith Victoria’s fond of her soldiers: and she’s got a nose for a fight. Poems from the volume entitled “Modern Love” by George Meredith [1862]

Jules Verne Quelques atomes d’air restaient encore au fond d’un appareil. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Anthony Trollope My archdeacon, who has been said to be life-like, and for whom I confess that I have all a parent’s fond affection, was, I think, the simple result of an effort of my moral consciousness. An Autobiography by Anthony Trollope [1883]

Louisa May Alcott I shall always be fond of you, very fond indeed, as a friend, but I’ll never marry you, and the sooner you believe it the better for both of us — so now!” That speech was like gunpowder. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott [1868]

Elizabeth Gaskell The Welsh are still fond of triads, and ‘as beautiful as a summer’s morning at sunrise, as a white seagull on the green sea wave, and as Nest Gwynn,’ is yet a saying in that district. The Well of Pen-Morfa by Elizabeth Gaskell [1850]

Jules Verne Elle s’étend au fond d’un petit fjord encaissé dans une muraille du plus étrange effet. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

They’ll always make excuses for men they’re fond of and blame anybody else that can be blamed or that’s within reach. Robbery Under Arms by Rolf Boldrewood

Alfred Ainger He was too fond of paradox, too much at the mercy of his emotions or the mood of the hour, to be a safe guide always. Charles Lamb by Alfred Ainger [1882]

Andrew Lang I once met a stranger who, having become acquainted with him, spoke of him with a touching fondness and pride, his fancy reposing, as it seemed, in a fond contemplation of so much genius and charm. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

Agnes, who was fond of children, spoke kindly to him; but the mother, kneeling on the floor with upstretched arms and a mouthful of pins, shook her head menacingly. An Engagement by Ella D'Arcy [1896]

Ponto ran out directly the gate was opened — first to bark at the carriage, and then to leap joyously about Clarissa, overpowering her with a fond canine welcome. The Lovels of Arden by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1871]

F. Scott Fitzgerald While he was very fond of all the boys he visited, their fathers struck him as being much of a piece, and in his boyish way he often wondered at their exceeding sameness. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

G. K. Chesterton His mind is both fond of abruptness and fond of finality; he always makes up his mind when he knows the facts and sometimes before. George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

D. H. Lawrence Fiction used to be fond of them: a sort of ginger-haired, young, mechanic Mr. Rochester who has even lost the Jane illusion. Sea and Sardinia by D. H. Lawrence [1921]

Robert Louis Stevenson Ye can tell that to the Advocate that sent ye, with my fond love. Catriona by Robert Louis Stevenson

Sigmund Freud Dreams are particularly fond of reducing antitheses to uniformity. The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud [1911]

Andrew Lang If they illustrate the deja vu, they also illustrate the fond discrepancies of all such narratives. The Book of Dreams and Ghosts by Andrew Lang

His caress had awakened in her the knowledge, that if she did not actually love him, she was nevertheless very fond of him, and the woman-nature in her thrilled at the realisation. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

Margaret Oliphant And I promise you I shall be as fond of you as ever, whatever happens. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

Robert Burns He seems to have been fond of taking himself to task. The Poetical Works of Robert Burns by Robert Burns

Il ajouta, en s’abandonnant au fond du canapé: — Dame! je dis non, mais je n’en sais pas davantage . Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Anthony Trollope What are you fond of now? Shall I ask some young people here to-night?” “Oh, no, Miss Todd; not for me. The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope [1859]

I was always fond of the stern, simple old man. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

John Galsworthy She had wanted him at home, but it was very nice to know that his tutor was so fond of him. In Chancery by John Galsworthy

The waiter was evidently very fond of her, but said the most atrociously impudent things to her from time to time. Alps and Sanctuaries of Piedmont and the Canton Ticino by Samuel Butler [1881]

Jules Verne Il venait d’échouer à haute mer, sur un fond de sable à vingt-cinq brasses de la côte. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Mummie’s face was wet and warm and soft, and she was very fond of kissing. The Ghost Ship by Richard Middleton

Maria Edgeworth Harry was in great danger of forgetting that he was too fond of flattery, and too fond of company — not the best. Ormond by Maria Edgeworth

Jane Austen They are very fond of being at Hartfield, Harriet.” “I dare say they are, sir. Emma by Jane Austen [1816]

Madame Lemarque was just a little too fond of money, too eager for gifts from her child, and that wounded Marie’s generous nature. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Henry James He wanted very much to see Versailles again; he was very fond of the ancient regime. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Why did you pretend to be fond of Rachel?” “I never pretended to be fonder of Rachel than I was. A Tale of Sin by Ellen Wood [1870]

Edith Wharton Her husband seemed pleased that she was so fond of the dog; he gave her leave to put her jewelled bracelet around its neck, and to keep it always with her. Kerfol by Edith Wharton [1916]

George Gissing In his mind lurked the foreknowledge that he might come to be fond of this little outcast, but Woodstock was incapable as yet of understanding that love must and will be its own reward. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

Walter Scott Take care, Hereward, that his arts make not a stain on the credit of one of my bravest Varangians.” “There is no danger,” answered Hereward. “I shall not be fond of being often with this man. Count Robert of Paris by Walter Scott [1832]

Henry James She is fond of pleasing, and if you are pleased she is grateful. The American by Henry James [1877]

Wilkie Collins He was a weak young fellow, and ridiculously fond of her. After Dark by Wilkie Collins [1856]

D. H. Lawrence He loved to stop in and draw or read; he was very fond of drawing. Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence

It was a free life, and Isbel came to grow extremely fond of it. The Haunted Woman by David Lindsay [1922]

E. F. Benson I suspect myself of growing rather fond of it. Charlotte Bronte by E. F. Benson [1932]

Valentine went to the Bell a little too much, and was a little too fond of the Bell’s good liquor. Chandler & Chandler by Ellen Wood [1875]

Jules Verne Le filon s’égrenait dans les wagonnets, qui venaient par centaines se vider dans les bennes, au fond des puits d’extraction. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Andrew Lang He was as fond as most boys of the mythical tales, “and for that I was accounted to be a towardly boy. Adventures Among Books by Andrew Lang

For- why, the feend fond him in such lyvynge, That he hadde leve to sorrow him to brynge. Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales for the Modern Reader by prepared & edited by Arthur Burrell MA

Jules Verne Au fond du cratère s’ouvraient trois cheminées par lesquelles, au temps des éruptions du Sneffels, le foyer central chassait ses laves et ses vapeurs. Voyage au Centre de la Terre by Jules Verne [1864]

Henry James She was too fond of early news. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Wilkie Collins Even Uncle George, fond as he was of me, was fonder of my beautiful child-sister. The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins [1859]

Sir Walter Scott They were so fond of me that they almost quarrelled about me. Guy Mannering by Sir Walter Scott [1815]

Violet stayed with her mother to the last, receiving the last embrace — a fond and tearful one — and watched the carriage drive away from the porch amidst a shower of rice. Vixen by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Anthony Trollope We have all been very fond of you. Is He Popenjoy? by Anthony Trollope [1878]

Jules Verne Le ciel prêtait un fond noir à cet épanouissement de flammes que la main de Paganel allait y projeter. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Anthony Trollope He will think that he loves her, and after a lapse of ten or fifteen years will probably really be fond of her. The American Senator by Anthony Trollope

Sinclair Lewis He patted her, like the soft pawing of a fond old dog, and led her to the paint-blistered door of the house. Selected Short Stories by Sinclair Lewis

Henry James Of course I’m not so fond of reading; I go in for the book of life. The Tragic Muse by Henry James [1890]

George Meredith How fond he was of his girl! Well, bear in mind that father was proud of you, and hold up your head wherever you are. The Amazing Marriage by George Meredith [1895]

Et elle se remit à pleurer, tous deux s’embrassèrent, claquant des dents sans savoir pourquoi, roulant au fond de la même obsession imbécile. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

Jules Verne Top s’était jeté à l’eau, mais le cabiai, caché au fond de la mare, ne paraissait plus. L’Ile Mystérieuse by Jules Verne [1874]

Slightly raised above the church, on ground held together by old elms, the white vicarage of Warpington stands, blinking ever through its trees at the church like a fond wife at her husband. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Arthur Conan Doyle They were both, however, grave and elderly men, intent upon their business and with no mind for fond wayside adventures, so Nigel quickened his pace and left them behind. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Arnold Bennett And she thought: “Why are these people so fond of me? They don’t even ask how it was I didn’t write to tell them I was coming. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

Maria Edgeworth I was never fond of money, or remarkably careful of it myself; but I always kept out of debt; and my father gave me such a liberal allowance, that I had it in my power to assist a friend. Harrington by Maria Edgeworth

M. P. Shiel But you are fond of her, Willie.” “I, miss? fond of her! Not me, I’ll swear. The Lost Viol by M. P. Shiel [1905]

Marcel Prous Dans le fond de notre tonneau, comme Diogène, nous demandons un homme. Le Côté de Guermantes by Marcel Prous

Yes, he is fond of tasty things!” He climbed out of the window. Gentlemen of Crime by Arthur Gask [1932]

Leslie Stephen For it proves that if Swift was imperious and Addison a little too fond of the adulation of “wits and Templars,” each could enjoy the society of an intellectual equal. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

Jules Verne Le radeau recommença l’opération, et bientôt cette seconde ancre fut mouillée en arrière de l’autre, par un fond de quinze brasses. Les Enfants du Capitaine Grant by Jules Verne [1867-68]

Nikolai Gogol How can you remain a nobleman after that? You will be worse than the old woman who sells the honeycakes with hemp-seed oil you are so fond of. How the Two Ivans Quarrelled by Nikolai Gogol

Jules Verne J’entendais peu à peu les jugements gronder au fond de son gosier, et je voyais ses gestes redevenir menaçants. Vingt Mille Lieues sous les Mers by Jules Verne [1869-70]

Thomas Hardy Lord Luxellian was dotingly fond of the children; rather indifferent towards his wife, since she had begun to show an inclination not to please him by giving him a boy. A Pair of Blue Eyes by Thomas Hardy [1899]

As I say, she was uneasy about her that Sunday.” “And I was uneasy then, too,” said Miss Bain. “Myrtle is a good maid and we are quite fond of her. The Night of the Storm by Arthur Gask [1937]

John Lewis Burckhard The Fakirs or religious men, are the only persons who do not indulge (publicly at least) in this luxury; the women are as fond of it, and as much in the habit of drinking it, as the men. Travels in Nubia by John Lewis Burckhard

Anthony Trollope And as the world generally is not very fond of Augustus Scarborough, and entertains a sort of a good-natured pity for Mountjoy, the first marriage will be easily accepted. Mr. Scarborough's Family by Anthony Trollope [1883]

He tried Capirati, that Corsican and Leblue, or whatever his name is, wouldn’t lay a hand on it; all too fond of their sweet lives. The Ebb-Tide by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

Will you let me take a hand?” Now the clergyman was young and very fond of showing that he was not above a good day’s work. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Henry James Rowland out-stayed him but a short time, for he was not fond of Mrs. Light, and he found nothing very inspiring in her frank intimation that if he chose, he might become a favorite. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

Arthur Conan Doyle Send for the perlice, you says! Well, there are two sides to that, and the master ’e wasn’t much more fond of the perlice than Elias was. The Club-Footed Grocer by Arthur Conan Doyle [1898]

Rudyard Kipling Suppose you were fond of someone, and you saw someone come, and the man you were fond of was more pleased with him than he was with you, what would you do?’ Kim thought. Kim by Rudyard Kipling [1901]

Jules Verne Tous deux eurent bientôt atteint le fond du fossé, semé de pierres entre le fouillis des plantes sauvages. Le Château des Carpathes by Jules Verne [1892]

Virginia Woolf Addison, Pope, Swift, proved, she found, to be fond of tea. Orlando by Virginia Woolf [1928]

H. G. Wells I’m—unreasonably fond of you. The Research Magnificent by H. G. Wells [1915]

The writer thought it only fair to warn her that Mr. Alfred Hardie was passionately fond of a lady in the asylum, and had offered her marriage. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

About twelve months later both parents were killed, in the same ‘incident,’ and the Wynns, who had always wanted a daughter and were very fond of the child, were glad to keep her. The Franchise Affair by Josephine Tey

Jules Verne Le propriétaire du café se montra au fond de sa boutique, mais ne mit aucun empressement à venir. Kéreban le Tétu by Jules Verne [1883]

They are very fond of music; and it is by music that these chronometers strike the principal division of time. The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1871]

He had grown fond of his home, and reconciled to a quiet, domestic life. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

I have been almost as fond of him as if he were my son. Wyllard's Weird by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1885]

Her husband seemed to think so too, for he looked at her with a fond admiring glance as he offered her his arm to return to the house. Milly Darrell by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1873]

Jules Verne Au bout de deux heures d’un travail soutenu, le fond de granit apparut; l’accès des magasins de vivres et de la poudrière redevint praticable. Les Aventures du Capitaine Hatteras by Jules Verne [1864]

M. P. Shiel This creature has a way of mincing her pressed lips, while she shakes the head, intensely cooing a fond laugh: and so she did then. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope She certainly was fond of comedy — those who did not like her were apt to say that her comedy was only fun — and was much disposed to have her own way when she could get it. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

Anthony Trollope Butterwell was not fond of work, and had been accustomed to lean upon Crosbie for many years. The Small House at Allington by Anthony Trollope

Jules Verne Sa quille venait de heurter le fond du lac, et sa machine, malgré tous ses efforts, ne put l’en arracher. Les Indes Noires by Jules Verne [1877]

Mais Bordenave venait d’arriver enfin à la loge de Nana, au fond du couloir. Nana by Emile Zola [1880]

D.H. Lawrence All the time Vera was heard chatting with affected brightness to her mother, addressing her in fond tones, using all her wits to recall bright little incidents to retail to her. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Jules Verne Ses flèches et ses voiles d’étai se découpaient en blanc sur le fond noir du ciel. Une Ville Flottante by Jules Verne [1871]

Jules Verne Quel cri! Et comme il se retira vite! Et de combien la tête lui rentra dans les épaules! Au fond de l’abîme, il avait vu l’immense Océan. Robur-le-Conquerant by Jules Verne [1886]

Weepest thou still, fond fool? I will not force thee, sweet. The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1834]

Willa Cather She’s too peppery and too fond of having her own way. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Formerly the detective had wondered why Miss Loach had been so fond of electric lamps, thinking that as an old lady she would have preferred a softer glow. The Secret Passage by Fergus Hume

Willa Cather Her sisters were fond of saying — at club luncheons — that Cressida had remained “untouched by the breath of scandal,” which was not strictly true. Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather [1920]

Elizabeth Gaskell My words may be commands, but my fond heart entreats. Ruth by Elizabeth Gaskell [1853]