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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