a kindred spirit


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a kindred spirit

A person who shares several or many fundamental beliefs, ideas, convictions, sentiments, attitudes, and/or interests with oneself. It didn't take long to figure out that John is a kindred spirit, and we've been the closest of friends ever since we met.
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kindred spirit

Also, kindred soul. An individual with the same beliefs, attitudes or feelings as oneself. For example, Dean and I are kindred spirits when it comes to spending money-we're both tight. [Mid-1800s]
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kindred spirit, a

A soulmate; a person very like oneself in temperament, views, likes, and dislikes. Used since the mid-nineteenth century and sometimes put as kindred soul, the expression appears in one of George Eliot’s letters of 1849: “You won’t find any kindred spirits at Plongeon.”
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THE DAY THE SUNSHINE ENDS Thirty years ago I was lost and lonely Drifting aimlessly; life without purpose Then I met you You changed me in so many ways You gave me new hope You brought love into my life My dark emptiness was transformed Sunshine embraced me The void of love began to fill Filling day by day Each day you added a little more Each day I loved you a little more I lived for your voice; for your smile I looked in your eyes; a kindred spirit I saw the real you; the hidden you I saw beyond your protective mask It only made me love you more I hope for many more years together Our separation far in the distance For life without you has no meaning That would surely be The day the sunshine ends David Wyatt, Hipswell Highway, Coventry..
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