Origin of predilection
Examples from the Web for predilection
For those with a predilection for immaculately fine and delicate paintings by Botticelli, his Madonna of the Book will satisfy.
They drink too much, their bellies distend, and most possess a predilection for siliconed blondes and themed belt buckles.Let Us Now Praise Famous Rednecks and Their Unjustly Unsung Kin|Allison Glock|August 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But if you can get past the predilection for alliteration and the teehee!Why We Worship Derek Jeter (Even If He Kinda Sucks at Shortstop)|Robert Silverman|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While playing this more mature role, it appears that Lawrence developed a predilection for all things boudoir.Hollywood's Morning After: Emma Watson’s Pants and More|Amy Zimmerman|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The majority of the patients are men and women who are in their 30s and have a predilection for fortune-telling.Your Future Is in the Palm of Your (Surgeon’s) Hand|Jake Adelstein, Nathalie-Kyoko Stucky|July 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
In that early railway journey when they first met, Florence had taken a predilection for Austin Clay. 'A Life's Secret|Mrs. Henry Wood
The revival of enthusiasm for early German art led to predilection for the pre-Raphaelite Italian painters.
As a consequence of this predilection for sensuous and voluptuous forms, Correggio had no power of imagining grandly or severely.Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series|John Addington Symonds
He was shrewd enough to see their importance, but for society as a thing by itself he had no predilection whatever.Master of Men|E. Phillips Oppenheim
Some of them might have a predilection for Germany; but such predilections were subordinate to a stronger feeling.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Word Origin for predilection
1742, from French prédilection (16c.), noun of action from Medieval Latin praedilectus, past participle of prediligere "prefer before others," from Latin prae- "before" (see pre-) + diligere "choose, love" (see diligent).