Olivier is based loosely on Alexis de Tocqueville and Parrot has affinities with Audubon.
These affinities are arguably at the heart of the 40-year dalliance of Iranian and Syrian despots.
They talk of affinities between the autograph and the character: what affinity was there here?
There were many points of resemblance between Altamont and Hatteras, but no affinities.
These wild dogs of South Africa have some affinities with hyenas.
They have no affinities—no attractions—no tendencies to coalesce.
To put it in a very hackneyed way, we were not each other's affinities.
The Creole and the Mexican were affinities, although with seas between them.
The elder De Candolle has made nearly similar observations on the general nature of the affinities of distinct orders of plants.
On the affinities of extinct species to each other and to living species.
c.1300, "relation by marriage" (as opposed to consanguinity), from Old French afinité (12c.), from Latin affinitatem (nominative affinitas) "neighborhood, relationship by marriage," noun of state from affinis "adjacent," also "kin by marriage," literally "bordering on," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + finis "a border, an end" (see finish). Used figuratively since c.1600 of structural relationships in chemistry, philology, etc. Meaning "natural attraction" (as though by family) is from 1610s.
affinity af·fin·i·ty (ə-fĭn'ĭ-tē)
An attraction or force between particles that causes them to combine.
The attraction between an antigen and an antibody.
A relationship or resemblance in structure between species that suggests a common origin.
The selective staining of a tissue by a dye. The selective uptake of a dye, chemical, or other substance by a tissue.
relationship by alliance (2 Chr. 18:1) or by marriage (1 Kings 3:1). Marriages are prohibited within certain degrees of affinity, enumerated Lev. 18:6-17. Consanguinity is relationship by blood.