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affinity
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • At sixteen, the mind that has the strongest affinity for fact cannot escape illusion and self-flattery; and Tom, in sketching his future, had no other guide in arranging his facts than the suggestions of his own brave self-reliance.

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  • She thinks deeply and has an affinity for others with the same kind of mind.
  • the Moor replies that he you hurt is of great fame in Cyprus and great affinity
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice

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