predilection


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Synonyms for predilection

Synonyms for predilection

Synonyms for predilection

a predisposition in favor of something

a strong liking

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The predilections of the inexhaustible baby being provided for, Bella could think of nothing else.
The 103 passengers traveling to Santa Clara showed their predilection for the beaches of the northern cays of Villa Clara, in addition to other attractions linked to the culture and history of this part of the island, the Cubadebate Web site reported.
Yannick Agnel, double champion olympique 2012, s'alignera finalement sur 200m en individuel, sa distance de predilection, lors des Mondiaux de Barcelone.
Prior studies confirmed the antidepressant effects of voltage-dependent calcium channel agonists in mice; a mutation that blocks such channels would be a logical underpinning for an inherited predilection toward depression and, perhaps, other disorders.
9-ONESTY: Ce n'est pas un modele de regularite, se placant par a-coup, il faudra neanmoins lui accorder du credit car il se produira sur sa distance de predilection.
Call it rust, copper, auburn or indeed ginger, whatever your particular predilection this most vivid of barnets has never been more popular.
Commander Peter Spindler said the DJ and Jim'll Fix It host had "a predilection for teenage girls".
Her deeper point is that there is a disturbing predilection on the part of many otherwise respectable scientists to veer into the realm of pseudoscience when dealing with issues of race, gender, and other complex social issues such as the relationship between race and IQ; a predilection that has a long history of revolving around issues of masculinity, penis size, and muscularity--e.
Now, we all know the predilection of this buffoon to cause embarrassment to vehicle manufacturers, but with the economy of this region and the country in general depending on the success of such an important project, I would only hope that this was the kind of joke we have come to expect from the BBC presenter.
Research shows that the male predilection for thrills and spills makes men far more exposed to infection, which has left them with weaker immune systems than women.
Meanwhile, Jonathan (Rafe Spall), who's engaged to Lucy's equally sensuous confidante Mina (Stephanie Leonidas), is dispatched to Transylvania to meet Dracula (Marc Warren), whom we first meet as an old panting geezer with long stringy hair, yellowing claws for fingernails and a predilection for sucking on photographs of pretty young things.
What we've seen happening is people saying, 'I feel a need to be perceived as a man of faith,' because in the current discourse of public policy, the predilection, fostered by the Republicans, is that if you are a Democrat it is in part because you are a person of little faith.
What is of particular note is that Scott was an active homosexual while being Attorney-General, a fact which he kept secret so as to have more freedom to change legislation in favour of his predilection.
Bourne's next two pieces revealed his predilection for film noir--The Car Man, a weird and homoerotic mix of James M.