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I know she's fond on him, as I know th' wind's comin' in at the door, an' that's anoof.
I think it's so nice of him to be so fond of you, Philip.
To conclude, as there are not to be found a worthier man and woman, than this fond couple, so neither can any be imagined more happy.
It is offensive to me to say that Sir James could think I was fond of him.
The fragments which were found accidentally stuck together by the gum, and which represent the part of the letter first completely reconstructed, begin at the phrase, "I spoke of you shamefully, Eustace;" and end with the broken sentence, "If in paying me this little attention, you only encouraged me by one fond word or one fond look, I resolved not to take--" With the assistance thus afforded to us, the labor of putting together the concluding half of the letter (dated "October 20") was trifling, compared with the almost insurmountable difficulties which we encountered in dealing with the scattered wreck of the preceding pages.
And all day long, as he kept unwinking watch on the slow process which promised to protract itself through many days and weeks, whenever (to save himself from being choked with dust) he patrolled a little cinderous beat he established for the purpose, without taking his eyes from the diggers, he still stumped to the tune: He's GROWN too FOND of MONEY for THAT, he's GROWN too FOND of MONEY.
And do you think," said master sternly, "that treatment like this will make him fond of your will?
Dolokhov lay ill at his mother's who loved him passionately and tenderly, and old Mary Ivanovna, who had grown fond of Rostov for his friendship to her Fedya, often talked to him about her son.
He patted Button-Bright's curly head tenderly, for he was fond of children, and turned to the shaggy man and shook both his hands at the same time.
I'm afraid you ain't fond of Miss Polly," he grinned.
He had been too fond of his cousin to like to confess this to himself, until the truth had been forced on him, when she drove off to her aunt's.
Martin's saying as she was so fond of it, it should be called her cow; and of their having a very handsome summerhouse in their garden, where some day next year they were all to drink tea: a very handsome summerhouse, large enough to hold a dozen people.