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The meaning of "absence makes the heart grow fonder"

" Absence makes the heart grow fonder "
Our feelings for people and things grows when we are apart from them.
I enjoyed visiting Italy but after a few weeks I couldn’t wait to get home to my wife. As they say - absense makes the heart grow fonder.
Where did it originate?:
The United Kingdom - 19th century.
Where is it used?:
Still used, predominantly in the UK, mostly by the older generation.
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