penchant for

penchant for

A strong preference for something. She had a penchant for fine wine and expensive restaurants.
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They were going from end to end of the country in all manner of useful missionary capacities; their penchant for wandering, and their experience in it, made them altogether the most effective spreaders of civilization we had.
Apparently Mademoiselle Violet combined a taste for philanthropy with her penchant for Islington dancing halls.
I remember, somewhere, sitting in a circle with Japanese fishermen, Kanaka boat-steerers from our own vessels, and a young Danish sailor fresh from cowboying in the Argentine and with a penchant for native customs and ceremonials.
He ran across a book in the library on the care of the body, and promptly developed a penchant for a cold-water bath every morning, much to the amazement of Jim, and to the bewilderment of Mr.
Wickson exercised tremendous social power in the university town, and from them emanated the sentiment that I was a too-forward and self-assertive young woman with a mischievous penchant for officiousness and interference in other persons' affairs.
With a turn for literary expression myself, and a penchant for forcible figures and phrases, I appreciated, as no other listener, I dare say, the peculiar vividness and strength and absolute blasphemy of his metaphors.
"Little friend," said he, in quite a changed tone--while his face changed too, losing all its softness and gravity, and becoming harsh and sarcastic--"you have noticed my tender penchant for Miss Ingram: don't you think if I married her she would regenerate me with a vengeance?"
Taking to Twitter, Rajnath hailed the towering leader as one blessed with a "penchant for serving people."
"We do have a penchant for filing complaints when we lose so we expect more," said Jimenez.
Portland, OR, February 14, 2019 --(PR.com)-- Unsolicited Press announced immediate availability of "A Penchant for Masquerades" by Carolyn Martin, a collection of playful and provocative poems.
The party's spokesperson, Mr Taofik Gani, gave this reaction in a statement and further describing Salvador as an unstable and a 'loudspeaker politician' whose inordinate ambition and penchant for falsehood would soon be discovered by the APC.
by PTI While not known to be a car enthusiast, Steve Jobs did have a penchant for German automobiles and design, owning BMW motorcycles, as well as Mercedes-Benz SLs.
Ok, so she has a penchant for fabulous designer pieces (wouldn't we all in her position?) but she is just as comfortable in high street brands.
However, when they discover videotapes of people being killed in their room, they realise the motel owner has a penchant for casting guests in his home-made snuff movies - and they are about to become the latest victims.
As is also penchant for women in Hasidism in a time of grief, Esther, his mom, surrounded by the women of the Borough Park community, spoke not of her child's death, but of other issues important in the community, so as to the mask the pain of her son's death, in an effort to keep tears out of her reddened eyes.