[ noun ] a close connection marked by community of interests or similarity in nature or character
: "found a natural affinity with the immigrants" "felt a deep kinship with the other students" "anthropology's kinship with the humanities"
Used in print(Norman Kent, "The Watercolor Art of Roy M. Mason"...)
Roy_Mason is essentially a landscape painter whose style and direction has a kinship with the English watercolorists of the early nineteenth century , especially the beautifully patterned art of John_Sell_Cotman .(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)
Others who wrote_of low characters and low life included Thomas_Bangs_Thorpe , creator of the Big_Bear of Arkansas and Tom_Owen , the Bee-Hunter ; Johnson_Jones_Hooper , whose character Simon_Suggs bears a close kinship to Flem_Snopes in both his willingness to take cruel advantage of all and sundry and the sharpness with which he habitually carried_out his will ; and George_Washington_Harris , whose Tennessee hillbilly character Sut_Lovingood perpetrated more unmalicious mischief and more unintended pain than any other character in literature .
[ noun ] state of relatedness or connection by blood or marriage or adoption
Used in print(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
And in a sudden wave of painful clarity , Alexander recognized a kinship with Spencer .