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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.
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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]
See also: kindred, spirit
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Most Washingtonians feel very little kindredness with California,'' said John Hughes, editor of The Daily World in Aberdeen, Wash.
There was randomness and within it, human complement, Freddy and I, finding each other, in the bones of our bones, kindredness, destiny, coming right to our house delivering the mail.
Nor does approximate truth reduce to empirical adequacy, since that is logically distinct from a theory's kindredness in other respects with theories that may be true.