• Proverb – Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
  • Meaning – We will feel more affection for someone when we are not with them. We will like something or someone more if they are far away. Separation from someone makes feelings stronger.
  • We might use the expression absence makes the heart go fonder when we are missing someone who is far away.
  • Fonder is the comparative adjective of fond. Fond means to have affection or feelings for something or someone.

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  • Is there a similar proverb in your culture?