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  • n. Plural form of penchant.


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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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  • 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.

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

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

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