AFFINITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AFFINITY
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 n.  natural attraction, liking, or feeling of kinship; relationship by marriage
Classic Sentence:
1  Mere display left her with a sense of superior distinction; but she felt an affinity to all the subtler manifestations of wealth.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
2  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
3  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
4  There seemed to be a near affinity between us.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
5  Since Thomasin's marriage Mrs. Yeobright had shown him that grim friendliness which at last arises in all such cases of undesired affinity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
6  In the same early morning, I discovered a singular affinity between seeds and corduroys.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
7  The forces of gravitation, electricity, or chemical affinity are only distinguished from one another in that they are differently defined by reason.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER X
8  There one lays one's finger on a mysterious affinity between public men and public women.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE 16TH OF FEBRUARY, 1833
9  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
10  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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
11  There are certain affinities between the persons we quit and those we meet afterwards.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
12  One might almost say that affinities begin with the letters of the alphabet.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence:
1  There is close affinity between Italian and Spanish.
2  He has an affinity for fine food.
3  She seems to have a natural affinity for/with water.
4  She felt an affinity with all who suffered; their pains were her pains.
5  Understanding affine transformations requires considerable mathematical sophistication.