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a predisposition in favor of something

a strong liking

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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.
While not necessarily in concurrence with John's subsequent predilections, I admire his early choice of musical material.
I find the notion of gay sex quite revolting and I want to go about my daily life without having people thrusting their sexual predilections my way.
Bartee (political science, Missouri State U.) explains the original failure by analyzing attorneys' mistakes, miscommunication in the judicial conference, attitudes and policy predilections of the justices, and the negative attitudes of state officials and interest groups.
After all, in 1492, the majority held the belief that the earth was flat, but I doubt that it changed shape to suit humanity's religious predilections. It would make for an interesting discussion.
Nabhan spells out "dynamic connections" between our culinary predilections and the diets of our ancestors.
"A lot of people are likely exposed to these pesticides, but few develop Parkinson's disease, so [this research] suggests that those who do develop it have genetic predilections," he says.
Anna Foa tries something quite ambitious in her discussion of "The Marrano's Kitchen." Foa notes that dietary predilections were often used by both conversos and Christian authorities as marks of judaizing and signposts of Jewish identity.
An all-Republican or all-Democratic panel "tends to go to extremes" because its members reinforce each other's predilections rather than challenging them with competing arguments.
But when you get right down to it, there are personal predilections when it comes to the purchase of any product.
Although live electronic performance has attracted many brilliant musicians, from David Tudor to Musica Elettronica Viva to today's PowerBook players, electronic music's origin as a compositional tool seems always to cling to it, whether through the very activity of programming or simply the training and predilections of its practitioners.
Beginning with an oped in the February 1996 Wall Street Journal and now with his book Bias, Goldberg has worked hard to expose the mainstream media's liberal predilections. Though there is little in Bias that will surprise longtime media critics, Goldberg's credentials give weight to the old conservative complaint that the mainstream media is incorrigibly leftist.
So far, the advocates of early (just do it!) and eternal marriage have been frustrated by the romantic predilections of the public.
While the tongue-in-cheek title spoofs Disney's 101 Dalmatians, the hustlers don't describe their johns as Cruella de Vil-ish bad guys--no matter how outlandish their sexual predilections may be.
Nelson Mandela went from 27 years in prison to six as president, and both the Nationalists and the ANC--each ideologically committed to socialism of one variance or another--have grown beyond their predilections.