Connection by blood, marriage, or adoption; family relationship.(noun)
Relationship by nature or character; affinity.(noun)
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Use "kinship" in a sentence
""I think all guitarists feel a certain kinship," he says, "but they're also a very odd breed.""
"Boehner said he feels a certain kinship with the outsider candidates, who remind him of himself 20 years ago."
"And again, I find myself in kinship with him, because in my focus on religious, philosophical, and spiritual horror, I'm walking an analogous line between the paradisiacal potentials of these things and the nightmarish ones."