absence makes the heart grow fonder


absence makes the heart grow fonder
   This idiom means that when people are apart, their love grows stronger.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)

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  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — ► absence makes the heart grow fonder proverb you feel more affection for those you love when parted from them. Main Entry: ↑absence …   English terms dictionary

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — This idiom means that when people are apart, their love grows stronger …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — Cf. PROPERTIUS Elegies II. xxxiiib. I. 43 semper in absentes felicior aestus amantes, passion [is] always warmer towards absent lovers. c 1850 in T. H. Bayly Isle of Beauty (rev. ed.) iii. Absence makes the heart grow fonder. 1923 Observer 11 Feb …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — proverb you feel more affection for those you love when parted from them * * * absence makes the heart grow fonder see ↑absence • • • Main Entry: ↑heart * * * ˌabsence makes the heart grow ˈfonder idiom (saying) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder. — something that you say which means being apart from someone that you love makes you love them even more. My boyfriend s going to South America and I won t see him for six months. Ah well, absence makes the heart grow fonder …   New idioms dictionary

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — Meaning The lack of something increases the desire for it. Origin Used in Francis Davidson s Poetical Rhapsody, 1602. Also in Thomas Haynes Bayly s (1797 1839) Isle of Beauty. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, Isle of Beauty, Fare thee well! …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — when friends are apart they like each other more    When she s away I m very lonely. Absence does make the heart grow fonder …   English idioms

  • absence makes the heart grow fonder — people or things become dearer to us when they are absent or gone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Absence makes the heart grow fonder —   This idiom means that when people are apart, their love grows stronger …   Dictionary of English idioms

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