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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpredilectionpre‧di‧lec‧tion /ˌpriːdɪˈlekʃən $ ˌpredlˈek-/ noun [countable]  formalLIKE somebody OR something if you have a predilection for something, especially something unusual, you like it very much syn likingpredilection for Mrs Lane’s predilection for gossip
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predilectionLacking the certainty that arises from inner, mystic experience, we have a predilection to replace genuine knowledge with dogma.He is a grammarian, a swordsman, a musician with a predilection for the fugue.Petitioner certainly was not attempting to conceal or withhold from the Committee his own past political associations, predilections, and preferences.In fact, there seems to be a general predilection of benign strictures for the left side of the colon.Those who knew of his predilections often wondered why he had not become a botanist, an entomologist, a biologist.Spark has always had the facility to be silkily suave as she goes about examining our predilection for worshipping false gods.This supposition becomes more likely in light of Hamann's predilection for parables as the most appropriate genre for telling the truth.So the predilections of beavers centuries ago may well have determined the places where human beings have their towns today.
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