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  • n. Plural form of penchant.

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Examples

  • Many of the mafiosi who managed the Stonewall and other gay clubs were themselves gay, and several had penchants for drag queens.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • As well as being devilishly catchy, "Pass Out" fused a venerable US hip-hop tradition – triumphalism – with Britain's penchants for binge-drinking and happy rapping.

    Tinie Tempah: Disc-Overy

  • Coughlin cited "versatility" and "flexibility," and teams' penchants for running three- and four-wideout sets more frequently.

    Giants Hope They Got Football Royalty

  • If you know your 19th-century melodrama there are pleasures in this novel, but readers with other penchants will be taken, too.

    The Angel's Game: Summary and book reviews of The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

  • Contour/Getty Images Adele In a British pop scene filled with female singers with penchants for vintage American soul, Adele stands apart for her powerful voice, her disarming candor—and a remarkable sales record.

    America Goes Gaga for Adele

  • The result was a canny juxtaposition of two consumer penchants these days—comfort and casual elegance.

    The New Neutral: a Rainbow

  • I was his sister, his spiritual kin, we had too many fears and penchants in common, that was the problem, the main one.

    Nuestro Ultimo Baile

  • Yes, fat persons, just as those fit to be tied bydebt, an addiction to cigarettes, alcohol, or other penchants, are ready to follow the steps anyone might present.

    I Resolve . . .

  • * We will not fund our disparate country's penchants for violence with our tax dollars.

    International People's Declaration of Peace!

  • Denis Thatcher, husband of Margaret, was seemingly unbothered by the teasing that resulted from his position and from his penchants for golf and gin.

    Running Mate

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