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  • adj. that reacts only with a specific antigen
  • adj. pertaining to homophiles or homophilia


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  • Those that remain are about as racy as a gooseberry pie, but in Jane's descriptions of dressmaking, or of ladies 'bare shoulders at a party, Castle discerns a "kind of homophilic fascination" with women.

    Beyond Sense And Sensibility

  • In much earlier days Atticus had developed the discipline never to indulge his taste for boys anywhere save in homophilic Athens, where he had built a mansion and been very good to the city over the years.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • (Greenberg, 1988, 260) Even while some Christian theologians continued to denounce nonprocreative sexuality, including same-sex acts, a genre of homophilic literature, especially among the clergy, developed in the eleventh and twelfth centuries (Boswell, 1980, chapters 8 and 9).


  • I was listening, bemused -- when did they all get so homophilic?

    September 27th, 2003

  • But from the recurringly dismal vote totals for “progressive” candidates, most of you voted for the Democrat, not for the pure-hearted homophilic progressive candidates.

    Has Mary Koss been “discredited”?

  • Sure enough, those who relied on a tight cluster of homophilic contacts received more novel information per unit of time.

    Wired Top Stories

  • If they didn't have the range and wit of Pet Shop Boys, the other major homophilic synth-pop duo of their era, they had all the hooks anyone could ask for, and they damn sure had a flashier singer -- even minor singles like "You Surround Me" let Bell show off his post-Boy George soul chops and stratospheric falsetto.

    Pitchfork: Latest News

  • Even priding yourself on being open-minded is no defence if your natural, homophilic inclination is to hang out with other people like you, celebrating your love of diversity.

    Life and style |

  • Moreover, Caps-mediated PN dendrite targeting was independent of presynaptic ORNs and did not involve homophilic interactions.

    Naturejobs - All Jobs

  • Because (and here I make the first and only value claim in this essay) whatever one's opinion of homophilic homosexuals might be, the behaviors associated with the pederastic/dominating classical style are entangled with abuse and degradation in a way that can only be described as evil.

    Armed and Dangerous


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