a kindred soul

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a kindred soul

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 soul, and we've been the closest of friends ever since we met.
See also: kindred, soul
References in classic literature ?
For in Lycidas and Adonais Milton and Shelley mourned kindred souls rather than dear loved friends.
But even more important, they also are seeking that one kindred soul that could become their soul mate.
Given my personal interest in her field--I had recently lost 62 pounds--I was excited about guiding a kindred soul as she helped other women accomplish what we had done .
A kindred soul has written an online journal post on that very topic.
James Rebanks, acclaimed author of A Shepherd's Life, came to Gwynedd as a kindred soul from his Lake District sheep farm.
Deep in the bowels of the Dark Ones' Colony, an unforeseen evil is stirring: A demon-hearted vampire has finally found a kindred soul, a human female so deliciously evil, she shares his desire to destroy the innocent.
Regarding one of those malaprops that has become a pro-abortion buzzword, I have found a kindred soul in Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
The sight of visiting Nazis in town triggers traumatic memories in Isak, who finds refuge in Simon's family, bonding closely with Erik; similarly, Simon finds a kindred soul in Isak's father, Ruben (Jan Josef Liefers, excellent), a rich bookseller who introduces him to new worlds of art and music.
No doubt Wang Wei would see himself a kindred soul, a human branch to
Gillis, whom I've never met, is apparently a kindred soul.
Longing for the arts in a school where they were almost impossible to find, Leal found a kindred soul in her sixth-grade teacher, Nancy Engstron.
And while Keane carries the hopes of all Sunderland supporters into the cut and thrust of Sunday's derby clash, he believes he has found a kindred soul in Keegan.
The artistically adventurous Zannons found a kindred soul in local architect Jeff Shelton, who has a well-developed sense of whimsy and a passion for Spanish-Moorish architecture.