If, heretofore, I had been none of the warmest of partisans I began now, at this season of peril and adversity, to be pretty acutely sensible with which party my predilections lay; nor was it without something like regret and shame that, according to a reasonable calculation of chances, I saw my own prospect of retaining office to be better than those of my democratic brethren.
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The group has an unfortunate predilection for fighting, drinking and drug use.
She has a predilection for sticking her nose into other people’s business.