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Definition a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

Affinity is also used technically to describe physical attractions such as between atoms or antigens and antibodies.
  • She thinks deeply and has an affinity for others with the same kind of mind.
affinity = a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
  • Tell them there's a natural affinity between the West and the Orient.
    David Henry Hwang  --  M. Butterfly
  • affinity = a natural attraction or feeling of being connected
  • Zoey, you have never before manifested an affinity for prophecy or visions.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • affinity = a natural interest, attraction, and ability
  • Neferet thought I might have an affinity for cats!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • affinity = a natural interest, attraction, and ability
  • Litvinoff had always felt a certain affinity with this friend, and he was anxious to know what he'd been doing the last few years.
    Nicole Krauss  --  The History of Love
  • affinity = natural attraction or feeling of kinship
  • the Moor replies that he you hurt is of great fame in Cyprus and great affinity
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • affinity = has a natural attraction
  • his voice ... that breathed an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury
  • affinity = a natural attraction
  • an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of heaven, but which had reeked up from the decayed trees, and the...
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • affinity = a natural feeling of kinship
  • In the latter part of the last century there lived a man of science, an eminent proficient in every branch of natural philosophy, who not long before our story opens had made experience of a spiritual affinity more attractive than any chemical one.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • affinity = attraction
  • Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.
    Austen, Jane  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • In this respect, it has as much affinity to a legislative assembly as to an executive council.
    Madison, James  --  Federalist Papers Authored by James Madison
  • And great affinity and that in wholesome wisdom
    Shakespeare, William  --  Othello, The Moor of Venice
  • But let me ask you another question: Has excess of pleasure any affinity to temperance?
    Plato  --  The Republic
  • She loved Emma Jane, but it was a friendship born of propinquity and circumstance, not of true affinity.
    Wiggin, Kate Douglas  --  Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm
  • He was to learn a dialect, in which he could be assisted by no affinity with the languages he already knew.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  Grandfather's Chair
  • They talk of affinities between the autograph and the character: what affinity was there here?
    Bronte, Charlotte  --  The Professor
  • Yes, perhaps there's some affinity between the two things after all.
    Hornung, E. W.  --  The Amateur Cracksman
  • I will also swear it by the head of my father, for the two things have more affinity between them.
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • There seemed to be a near affinity between us.
    Dickens, Charles  --  Hard Times
  • "Mental telepathy, the affinity of souls pitched in the same whatever-you-call-it harmony," the steward mystified.
    London, Jack  --  Michael, Brother of Jerry

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