gravitate to

gravitate to(ward) someone or something

Fig. to move slowly toward someone or something, as if being pulled by gravity. People tend to gravitate toward the kitchen at parties. Unless you correct their manners, the children will gravitate toward rude behavior.
References in classic literature ?
At this moment he noticed that he was close to their house; he had felt that he must gravitate to this spot eventually, and, with a beating heart, he mounted the verandah steps.
Friends also follow the laws of divine necessity; they gravitate to each other, and cannot otherwise:--
Finally, she noted that people gravitate to numbers, so use numerals rather than spelled-out numbers.
Fruit enthusiasts will gravitate to their sweet Berry Berry variety or the tangy citrus of their Chocolate Tangerine flavor, while the Nutty Delight is sure to attract almond and cashew aficionados.
It's not surprising they would also gravitate to someone, subconsciously, that would also be a substance abuser.
She writes, "Backroads doesn't gravitate to the ultra-luxurious hotels that are de rigeur for a Butterfield & Robinson trip.
I began my career as a nurse in the hospital environment, where I seemed to gravitate to the gravitate to the geriatric patients.
Keeping tally of random discoveries as well as the incidental associations that invariably accrue, we may linger in the open spaces that punctuate the piece or gravitate to the dynamic action sequences--a force field of flying axes, an advancing army of Amazons.
In the recently-issued report by the Learning First Alliance titled, Every Child Learning: Safe and Supportive Schools, Wurtzel stresses the importance of school activities for all students, not just the athletes who often receive praise, or for the students who gravitate to student government.
If calm infants encountered a researcher who avoided making eye contact, they didn't gravitate to that person's face later on, even if the initial trial had included a sweet inducement.
People who gravitate to this product are those who have to make a PC last more than two years," says Craig Conrad, Nexar's vice president of marketing.
Now guys gravitate to me, and I think, If only they know how grateful, I am for the validation.
All of these factors, presumably, allowed the laity to gravitate to new ideas and ultimately a new church when the old one was found wanting.
All are real examples of a condition called nominative determinism - the subconscious force which makes a person gravitate to a job which fits his or her surname, claims the magazine.
Eventually, they gravitate to a downed tangle of tree limbs (sculpted by Judd Weisberg); later, he hoists the tangle in a slippery epiphany of fitful stasis.