elective affinity

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elective affinity,

n part of the body where a homeopathic remedy is most effective. See also disease affinity, organ affinity, and tissue affinity.
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The concluding chapter brings the question back to focus by pointing to many of the ways in which China has yet to demonstrate its elective affinity with the standards of the international and Olympic communities in various areas of comportment, such as the exploitation of athletes, including children and women.
Germans needed to remember their elective affinity with the United States that had been growing in the decades prior to 1900.
The real long-term consequences of the musicians' evangelicalism became visible during the cold war when, as I have shown, Americans remembered their emotional elective affinity with the Germans and the U.
The political irruption of religious sectarianism is explained by the elective affinity between Pentecostalism and Latin American political culture.
Rooted in Durkheim's mimetic conception of ideas, Marx's superstructure metaphor, and Weber's conception of elective affinity, this perspective presumes a duality of, and a determinate relationship between social structure and ideology.
Even the jolting motion of these coaches only heightened their extraordinary status, and in this respect was later transferred to the earliest modern automobile which also aroused the curiosity of two contemporary monarchs - an elective affinity of science and principality (in a curious advertisement, the manufacturer said that the dragonhead figure crowning the wood drank water, beer, and wine, but best liked mead
The author's encyclopedic knowledge of the subject is no less impressive than his elective affinity for his subject.
A rhymed anthology of allusions and images, high to low, near to far, gathering themselves, as through elective affinity, into wishes and memories, this is a poem to read on the porch at the cottage on a long summer day.
Outside of her well-reasoned discussions of the artist Edfelt per se, Lagerroth provides the reader with a good deal of very interesting insights into the cultural and political context of Edfelt's authorship: his defining relationship with the novelist and playwright Hjalmar Bergman, his membership in the Clarte circles in Lund and Uppsala, his association with Bertil Malmberg, his important contact with Finland-Swedish modernists such as Rabbe Enckell and Elmer Diktonius, his significant work as a translator and introducer of German and English literature (Trakl, Rilke, and Eliot, to name just a few), and his elective affinity with the likes of Vilhelm Ekelund and Gunnar Ekelof.
It is not that the ulama have some sort of elective affinity with certain social classes.
This is due in part to Vennberg's self-criticism (thereby confirming the insight that the best writers--and here one might think of Vennberg's own elective affinity Franz Kafka, who very nearly let his entire oeuvre go up in flames--are very often their own severest critics), perhaps in part to Vennberg's "hermeticism," albeit a hermeticism of an entirely different sort that than which characterizes the well-chiseled poems of his contemporary Erik Lindegren.