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kindred spirit

noun

a person who shares beliefs, attitudes, feelings, or features with another; also called kindred soul

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  • Is not there a kindred spirit in his own thoughts every moment of his life?

    The Elm Tree Tales F. Irene Burge Smith
  • It was absurd to stand on ceremony with this kindred spirit.

    We Two Edna Lyall
  • Accordingly, with his friend of kindred spirit, he sought refuge in the bush.

    The Lonely Island R.M. Ballantyne
  • An hour may reveal a kindred spirit; no years can bridge some gaps.

    Flaming June Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • And the Celebrity, being in some degree a kindred spirit, was also held in check.

    The Celebrity, Complete Winston Churchill
Idioms and Phrases with kindred spirit

kindred spirit

Also,kindred soul. An individual with the same beliefs, attitudes or feelings as oneself. For example, Dean and I are kindred spirits when it comes to spending money—we're both tight. [ Mid-1800s ]
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