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She thinks deeply and has an affinity for others with the same kind of mind.
  a natural attraction or feeling of kinship
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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
  • 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
  • his voice ... that breathed an affinity for evil, for believing that no woman is to be trusted,
    William Faulkner  --  The Sound and the Fury

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Neferet thought I might have an affinity for cats!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • Zoey, you have never before manifested an affinity for prophecy or visions.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • I have an affinity for ugly women.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • There are families—the Blackthorns, the Herondales, the Carstairs—for whom I have always felt a special affinity: I have watched over them from a distance, though I have learned not to interfere.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire

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  • As for myself, the effect was to engender in me a lasting affinity for the lesser beasts of the animal kingdom.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • I had assumed the child and I would have a ready, natural affinity, and that my colleagues and associates and neighbors, though knowing her to be adopted, would have little trouble quickly accepting our being of a single kind and blood.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Apollo, you have an affinity with Oracles.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She immediately forgot the names of the first four: a gangly, haughty boy; a hulking brute; a disdainful runt of a man; and a sniveling, hawknosed prat who claimed he had an affinity for knives.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • He’d been divorced twice, primarily because of his affinity for younger women, but the good people of the First Judicial District didn’t seem to mind.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • But I was an abandoned reader and, besides, outlandishly eclectic, with an affinity for the written word—almost any written word—that was so excitable that it verged on the erotic.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I have never seen such affinity between two beings.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Whatever bears affinity to cunning is despicable.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • There are certain affinities between the persons we quit and those we meet afterwards.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Wormtail has a curious affinity with rats, do you not, Wormtail?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • In the same early morning, I discovered a singular affinity between seeds and corduroys.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • You seem to have an affinity for their… feelings.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • Our whole family had a natural affinity for petroleum deposits, and soon every oil company in the world had technicians chasing us around.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Francois Mitterrand had an affinity for Egyptian culture that was so all-consuming that the French still referred to him as the Sphinx.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • One might almost say that affinities begin with the letters of the alphabet.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • We may have an affinity for stone, but we like the open air as much as elves or humans.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Among the Super Man veterans, the only thing that seemed noteworthy about the new men was that their tail gunner, a sergeant from Cleveland named Francis McNamara, had such an affinity for sweets that he ate practically nothing but dessert.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • But in spite of all that, if there was one race the People felt an affinity for it was the Irish.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • The best results, however, must always come where there is the strongest affinity between wizard and wand.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Maybe it was his affinity for the lumpen, who were well represented in the community’s trailer parks and campgrounds and laundromats; perhaps he simply fell in love with the stark desert landscape that encircles the town.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distinguished from one another in that they are differently defined by reason.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • Even now they resist affinity like cats in a bag: two blondes—the one short and fierce, the other tall and imperious—flanked by matched brunettes like bookends, the forward twin leading hungrily while the rear one sweeps the ground in a rhythmic limp.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The dress of this patriarch—for such, considering his vast age, in conjunction with his affinity and influence with his people, he might very properly be termed—was rich and imposing, though strictly after the simple fashions of the tribe.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • What special affinities appeared to him to exist between the moon and woman?
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • ’He has just had a basin of beautiful strong broth, sir,’ replied Mrs. Bedwin: drawing herself up slightly, and laying strong emphasis on the last word: to intimate that between slops, and broth will compounded, there existed no affinity or connection whatsoever.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Prior to this, people had felt a strong affinity with their own folk and their own city-state.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • I could not find that he was worse than I. There seemed to be a near affinity between us.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • There existed between him and the old church so profound an instinctive sympathy, so many magnetic affinities, so many material affinities, that he adhered to it somewhat as a tortoise adheres to its shell.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • The stichic form of English verse that is closest to the hexameter in length and in its affinity for long narratives is the medieval "fourteener," a predominantly iambic ( v - ) line broken into phrases of four and three stresses.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • When I stand among these mighty Leviathan skeletons, skulls, tusks, jaws, ribs, and vertebrae, all characterized by partial resemblances to the existing breeds of sea-monsters; but at the same time bearing on the other hand similar affinities to the annihilated antichronical Leviathans, their incalculable seniors; I am, by a flood, borne back to that wondrous period, ere time itself can be said to have begun; for time began with man.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • …native sagacity, and a nameless something more,—let us call it intuition; if he show no intrusive egotism, nor disagreeable prominent characteristics of his own; if he have the power, which must be born with him, to bring his mind into such affinity with his patient’s, that this last shall unawares have spoken what he imagines himself only to have thought; if such revelations be received without tumult, and acknowledged not so often by an uttered sympathy as by silence, an inarticulate…
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Although she never knew, nor did anyone know, what they spoke about in their prolonged sessions shut up in the workshop, she understood that they were probably the only members of the family who seemed drawn together by some affinity.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • In that young and growing Ohio town whose side streets, even, were paved with concrete, which sat on the edge of a calm blue lake, which boasted an affinity with Oberlin, the underground railroad station, just thirteen miles away, this melting pot on the lip of America facing the cold but receptive Canada—What could go wrong?
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • They think it’s some kind of a "knack" or some kind of "affinity for machines" in operation.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • Was there some subtle affinity between the chemical atoms, that shaped themselves into form and colour on the canvas, and the soul that was within him?
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Moody assumed that Mahtob would have an instant affinity for Mammal.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • ’You don’t mean to say that there is any affinity between nautical matters and ecclesiastical matters?’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Indeed it is said by our lore-masters that they have from of old this affinity with us that they are come from those same Three Houses of Men as were the Numenoreans in their beginning not from Hador the Goldenhaired, the Elf-friend, maybe, yet from such of his sons and people as went not over Sea into the West, refusing the call.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • Old Dog seemed to have an affinity for Deets and followed him right into the water without so much as stopping to sniff.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
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