- n. Plural form of predilection.
“Our cultural fads will affect certain predilections to color.”
“And each of us, as writers, has certain predilections.”
“Guided in its conduct almost entirely by a policy of personal predilections, which is fitfully reinforced by the recollection of precedents, it is small wonder if such mountains of mistakes choke every Legation dossier.”
“This attitude is not surprising, when one recalls his predilections and the conflict of evidence on essential points in the controversy.”
“While the new nones are, by definition, less attached to organized religion than other Americans, they do not seem to have discarded all religious beliefs or predilections.56 While observers sometimes describe them as “spiritual, not religious,” they themselves generally do not use that language.”
“And of that decimal, each of the paired-off opponents tend to give their own predilections an overwhelming bias in sorting out new information.”
“Further muddying the outlook, Fed officials have offered conflicting signals on their policy predilections in recent weeks, with some pushing for a very aggressive stimulus and others highly skeptical of any additional accommodation.”
“In the interest of full disclosure, I must confess my own predilections and preferences in higher education having spent much of my professional life in the university environment.”
“He's often dismissed as too derivative to earn the full respect of fans of the Purple One, while his classic rock predilections keep him from having the full soul cred of Saadiq.”
“Independent bookstores reflect the quirkiness of their staff and the predilections of their community; whether it's the cavernous ceilings and endless staircases of Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company or the rarefied atmosphere of New York institution Three Lives & Company, every indie bookstore has its own personality, as distinct as the people who work there.”
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