Usage examples for predilection

  1. Thus it befel that Edith Harnham found herself in the strange position of having to correspond, under no supervision by the real woman, with a man not her husband, in terms which were virtually those of a wife, concerning a condition that was not Edith's at all; the man being one for whom, mainly through the sympathies involved in playing this part, she secretly cherished a predilection, subtle and imaginative truly, but strong and absorbing. – Life's Little Ironies A set of tales with some colloquial sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters by Thomas Hardy
  2. My master, however, by flattering a predilection of his for Billy Pitt, soon won his affections so much that he promised to bring him into Parliament; and in less than a month was as good as his word. – Lavengro The Scholar, The Gypsy, The Priest by George Borrow
  3. Which predilection, with its years of ups and downs, landed him one day in Western Canada with an " Unknown" to match against an Athabasca blacksmith, and a training camp as the prospect for the next six weeks. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers