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adverb fondly pronunciation in British English /ˈfɒndli/
  1. 1
    in a way that shows that you like and care about someone
    She smiled fondly at her brother and his wife.
    1. a.
      with positive or happy feelings
      He is fondly remembered as a wonderful teacher.
      Dave still speaks fondly of his days as a footballer.
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  2. 2
    in a way that is not sensible because what you hope or believe is unlikely to be true
    His parents fondly imagined that he would continue the family business.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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