Saturday, August 6, 2011

a fond



a fond [aˈfɔ̃] adv. phr.

1.) Thoroughly, fully (O.E.D. 2nd Ed.).

Etymology: French, literally "to the bottom".

"I mean we are all agreed on one point, and that is that the Comte de la Roche knows one subject a fond: Women. How was it that, knowing women as he does, he did not foresee that Madame would have kept that letter?" (The Mystery of the Blue Train, Agatha Christie, 1928).

(La Grande Baigneuse, Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1808)
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I realized it had been a while since I had a nice French word (or phrase) on here. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. It's working on my thesis, helping my housemates dig up our garden, and a barbecue on the docket for me. Thanks for reading!

14 comments:

Inverse said...

Interesting choice. Seems like the kind of word I'll be using often :)

Diego Sousa said...

nice choice.
when you will show something from portuguese? :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Enjoy your weekend a fond.

iNews said...

Interesting description!

Bibi said...

I <3 French. Sounds way better than Dutch, not as harsh. I consider myself lucky for being forced to learn French at age 10.

Good luck with the thesis! Let's work hard! (yes, I'm writing too)

D4 said...

This is easy to use. And you, good luck and have fun!

GMSoccerPicks said...

In spanish we say "A Fondo". Which is used when you are going very fast too.

Shutterbug said...

I like this word and understand it a fond! I will have to use it more often!

JayJay said...

I also like this word and find it a fond useful. I'm not even sure if I used it correctly but, as they say, it is better to have tried and failed...

Anyway, enjoy your barbeque.

Henry said...

i enjoy reading this blog a fond.

MRanthrope said...

I like Comte de la Roche's style.

Amish Stories said...

Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

Mai Yang said...

a fond..
whoa..I find this one difficult to use :(

M Fawful said...

A fond, a good thing to know.

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