What affinity does a rank-and-file conservative feel with a militia type?
What binds Americans as Americans is not some narrowly conceived ethnic identity but an affinity to an idea.
Heywood and Guagua apparently shared an affinity for sexy sports cars too.
So I kind of wanted to write in the introduction about myself a little bit to explain why I have this affinity for those people.
The "our" in that sentence is entirely about affinity (he's one of us) and ideology (he thinks like we do).
There is affinity between the people, and there is reason in that reply.
But no light is thus thrown on the affinity of the Amazon form.
They talk of affinities between the autograph and the character: what affinity was there here?
Their language has "no affinity with any other I ever heard."
The affinity of the Slavic and Greek languages it has recently been attempted to prove in several works.
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.