Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being affined; mental affinity or attraction.

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Examples

  • However sharp he was in business, Mr. Witherby was socially a dull man; and his wife and daughter seemed to partake of his qualities by affinition and heredity.

    A Modern Instance

  • It seemed to him as if by some infinitely subtle and unconscious affinition she relaxed toward him as they walked.

    The Lady of the Aroostook

  • Most of the passengers at starting were English and American; but they showed no prescience of the international affinition which has since realized itself, in their behavior toward one another.

    Their Silver Wedding Journey — Volume 3

  • She thought her very crude in her ideas -- cruder than she had seemed at Campobello, where she had perhaps been softened by her affinition with the gentler and kindlier nature of Dan Mavering.

    April Hopes

  • Most of the passengers at starting were English and American; but they showed no prescience of the international affinition which has since realized itself, in their behavior toward one another.

    Complete March Family Trilogy

  • Most of the passengers at starting were English and American; but they showed no prescience of the international affinition which has since realized itself, in their behavior toward one another.

    Their Silver Wedding Journey — Complete

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