Usage examples for akin

  1. Pity him as much as you like, so that it is not the pity akin to love. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  2. " Next year it was my duty to go abroad again, and I went with some feeling akin to pleasure, for I wished to add to my store. – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  3. But in later life my feelings on such occasions were rather akin to dismay than to pleasure: heaven help me! – Counsels and Maxims From The Essays Of Arthur Schopenhauer by Arthur Schopenhauer
  4. The silence was, akin to reverence. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  5. " Because," said Hircan, " the folly is more agreeable to us, for it is more akin to our own nature, which of itself is never wise. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  6. But the viscount exercised powerful influence over him, and, to tell the truth, inspired him with a form of emotion which was nearly akin to fear. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  7. A secret agitation, akin to shame, stole over them. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  8. The regret was not love, but it was certainly akin to other feelings which prepare the way for love. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  9. It appeared to me sacrilege so soon to leave the repose, akin to death, of the house of mourning and to rush into the thick of life. – Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus by Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
  10. Nevertheless the following remarks upon the manners of the Aleoutes- nearly akin to the Eskimos- will better illustrate savage morality as a whole. – Mutual Aid A Factor of Evolution by kniaz' Petr Alekseevich Kropotkin
  11. Farewell to these plains and to innocent freedom, Believe me, my heart was akin to these scenes. – The Hubble-Shue by Christian Carstairs
  12. The history of horse- raising in New England is akin to that of any other country, save in one respect. – Customs and Fashions in Old New England by Alice Morse Earle
  13. There was such a calm at- homeness about him that the thought struck me that he must somehow belong to the place now; and I gazed at him with a feeling akin to awe. – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  14. There was something singularly akin in the nature of the girl and the Indian. – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  15. Are not these two impulses of the heart near akin, rather? – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  16. Be my origin what it may, I have the intelligence and the desires of one born to freedom, Nothing in me, nothing, is akin to that gross world from which I have escaped! – The Nether World by George Gissing
  17. This abuse of dexterity in the art of modern magic is closely akin to the abuse of toe- dancing in the art of the ballet. – A Book About the Theater by Brander Matthews
  18. A feeling akin to the home- sickness he had suffered when, a lad of fifteen, he lived through his first storm at sea, in the hold of a cattle- ship, came over him now. – The Argus Pheasant by John Charles Beecham