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affinity
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The House of Mirth
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  • Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
  • But the deeper affinity was unmistakable: the two had the same prejudices and ideals, and the same quality of making other standards non-existent by ignoring them.
  • It was not in Bertha’s habits to be neighbourly, much less to make advances to any one outside the immediate circle of her affinities.
  • And it was not, after the first moment, the horror of the idea that held her spell-bound, subdued to his will; it was rather its subtle affinity to her own inmost cravings.
  • Ned Silverton’s relation to Stancy seemed, for instance, closer and less clear than any natural affinities would warrant; and both appeared united in the effort to cultivate Freddy Van Osburgh’s growing taste for Mrs. Hatch.

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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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