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  • n  a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
    felt a deep kinship with the other students
    anthropology's kinship with the humanities
  • n  (anthropology) relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption

  • A kinship with Native Americans has been a logical way to claim some sort of "non-black" status in a society where black is the most demeaned racial category.
  • I asked her to play the role--even though she is way more beautiful than I am--because I felt a real kinship to her.
  • Do you feel a kinship with President Obama? And what would you like the United States to do in Africa? Indeed this kinship is there, is existing.
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  • Eric Schmidt in San Francisco Chronicle
    We didn't reach this decision lightly; after all, we had a fair amount of brand equity tied up in our old name,Schmidt added. "But the more we surfed around (the former) Topeka's municipal Web site, the more kinship we felt with this fine...
  • Barack Obama in Los Angeles Times
    There is just an extraordinary affinity and kinship that we have. We owe so much to England; that when you come here there's that sense of familiarity, as well as difference, that makes it just a special place,Obama said, seeking to repair a...
  • John McCain in Melbourne Herald Sun
    Patriotism is deeper than its symbolic expressions, than sentiments about place and kinship that move us to hold our hands over our hearts during the national anthem,Republican presumptive White House nominee Senator McCain wrote in Parade...

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