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  1. Living wild species are like a library of books still unread. Our heedless destruction of them is akin to burning the library without ever having read its books. – John Dingell
  2. Wooing the press is an exercise roughly akin to picnicking with a tiger. You might enjoy the meal, but the tiger always eats last. – Maureen Dowd
  3. I feel akin to the Platypus. An orphan in a family. A swimmer, a recluse. Part bird, part fish, part lizard. – Trevor Dunn
  4. There is something akin to freedom in having a lover who has no control over you, except that which he gains by kindness and attachment. – Harriet Ann Jacobs
  5. I'm interested in people that don't always do the right thing, its much more akin to what I know about life. – Thomas Jane
  6. What interests me is the sense of the darkness that we carry within us, the darkness that's akin to one of the principal subjects of the sublime- terror. – Anish Kapoor
  7. The qualities of an exceptional cook are akin to those of a successful tightrope walker: an abiding passion for the task, courage to go out on a limb and an impeccable sense of balance. – Bryan Miller
  8. Grandeur and beauty are so very opposite, that you often diminish the one as you increase the other. Variety is most akin to the latter, simplicity to the former. – William Shenstone
  9. I'm more akin to football than I think anything else because that's what I played in high school. – Bobby Sherman
  10. We feel unsatisfied until we know ourselves akin even with that greatness which made the spots on which it rested hallowed; and until, by our own lives, and by converse with the thoughts they have bequeathed us, we feel that union and relationship of the spirit which we seek. – Jones Very

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  1. 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
  2. " 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
  3. There is another aspect of this close akin to that which I have just been dealing with. – Our Unitarian Gospel by Minot Savage
  4. 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
  5. Pity him as much as you like, so that it is not the pity akin to love. – A Terrible Secret by May Agnes Fleming
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. With a feeling akin to scorn the captain saw that he was walking with Mrs. Kingdom, while some distance in the rear Jem Hardy followed with Kate. – At Sunwich Port, Complete by W.W. Jacobs
  9. 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
  10. The silence was, akin to reverence. – The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour by Penrose, Margaret
  11. " 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
  12. 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
  13. Are not these two impulses of the heart near akin rather? – From Jest to Earnest by E. P. Roe
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. A secret agitation, akin to shame, stole over them. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  18. 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
  19. Farewell to these plains and to innocent freedom, Believe me, my heart was akin to these scenes. – The Hubble-Shue by Christian Carstairs
  20. 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

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