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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]
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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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Dudgeon, Patricia and Darlene Oxenham 1988 The Complexity of Aboriginal Diversity: Identity and kindredness. Learning my way, Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology.
Today, we are more likely to identify kindredness between ourselves and animals, and Fernandez-Armesto considers the implications of that change.
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...the male, see?
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.
Dudgeon, P & Oxenham, D 1990, 'The complexity of Aboriginal diversity: identity and kindredness', Ngulaig (Monographs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland), no.