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How to use the word affections in a Sentence?

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Decisions based on emotions, affections, motivations are such a mistake that can victimize you, even others.

Ehsan Sehgal

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2 months ago

It was a like a tapestry or quilt of our affections for him.

Cathie Pike

Found on CNN
1 year ago

Top News

It is good to see our people are talking about love, affections and emotions, at least it is better than everyday fighting and war. Most of our customers are youngsters, here there is famous saying among everyday people: 'the Taliban would not have gone to the frontline if he had a lover at home'.

Murtaza Haidari

Found on Reuters
1 year ago

Arts

Understanding of men can be warped and their affections changed by operations upon their passions and prejudices.

William Henry Harrison

added by Normando
2 years ago

While bills are being brought into the House of Commons to regulate every thing, from the sweeps crying "sweep," to "emancipation, vote by ballot, and free trade," is there no county member whose "time and talents'' are devoted to "domestic policy," who will bring in a bill "for the better regulation of the marriage ceremony," and put the canonical hours later in the day ? at all events, could there not be a special clause in favour of London ? A spring morning there is the very reverse of Thomson's description ; for "delicious mildness" read "a cutting east wind;" and for "veiled in roses" substitute "smoke and fog." The streets are given up to the necessities of life — to the milkman with his cans, the butcher with his tray, the baker with his basket ; all belong to the material portion of existence. Now, marriage is (or ought to be) an affair of affections, sentiments, &c. The legislature ought to give it the full benefit of moonlight and wax-candles.

Letitia Elizabeth Landon

added by Madeleine Quinn
5 years ago

It's true that Love and Fragrance cannot be concealed, and yet the public display of affection (PDA) in social media seems so superficial and artificial, e.g., when husband and wife congratulate each other on FB for their wedding anniversary or parents wish happy birthday on Internet to their children who live in the same house. The dichotomy is that the magic of sensitive and innermost personal affections begins to vanish, as they get displayed explicitly and publicly in social media.

Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

added by anonymous
6 years ago

Our affections as well as our bodies are in perpetual flux.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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7 years ago

So long as the law considers all these human beings, with beating hearts and living affections, only as so many things belonging to the master -- so long as the failure, or misfortune, or imprudence, or death of the kindest owner, may cause them any day to exchange a life of kind protection and indulgence for one of hopeless misery and toil -- so long it is impossible to make anything beautiful or desirable in the best-regulated administration of slavery.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

added by anonymous
7 years ago

Home is a place not only of strong affections, but of entire unreserved; it is life's undress rehearsal, its backroom, its dressing room, from which we go forth to more careful and guarded intercourse, leaving behind us much debris of cast-off and everyday clothing.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

added by anonymous
7 years ago

A woman's life is a history of the affections.

Washington Irving

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7 years ago

The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.

John Adams

added by anonymous
7 years ago

Time is what keeps the light from reaching us. There is no greater obstacle to God than time: and not only time but temporalities, not only temporal things but temporal affections, not only temporal affections but the very taint and smell of time.

Meister Eckhart

added by anonymous
7 years ago

Eloquence, at its highest pitch, leaves little room for reason or reflection, but addresses itself entirely to the desires and affections, captivating the willing hearers, and subduing their understanding.

David Hume

added by anonymous
7 years ago

The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils. The motions of his spirit are dull as night, and his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.

William Shakespeare

added by anonymous
7 years ago

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love: there is a kind of it which pleases only the sight, but does not captivate the affections.

Cervantes

added by anonymous
9 years ago

Different taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.

George Eliot

added by anonymous
10 years ago

Most affections are habits or duties we lack the courage to end.

Henri de Montherlant

added by anonymous
10 years ago

The affections are like lightning; You cannot tell where they will strike till they have fallen

Jean Baptiste Lacoraire

added by anonymous
10 years ago

...exaggerated turns of speech conceal mediocre affections: as if the fulness of the soul might not sometimes overflow in the emptiest of metaphors, since no one, ever, can give the exact measurements of his needs, nor of his conceptions, nor of his sufferings, and the human word is like a cracked cauldron upon which we beat out melodies fit for making bears dance when we are trying to move the stars to pity.

Gustave Flaubert, "Madame Bovary", ch. 12

added by anonymous
10 years ago

The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted.

William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice

added by anonymous
10 years ago

A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, -- a mere heart of stone.

Charles Darwin

added by anonymous
10 years ago

Judge of thine improvement, not by what thou speakest or writest, but by the firmness of thy mind, and the government of thy passions and affections.

Thomas Fuller

added by anonymous
10 years ago

Men are more accountable for their motives, than for anything else; and primarily, morality consists in the motives, that is in the affections.

Archibald Alexander

added by anonymous
10 years ago

The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.

Alfred A. Montapert

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10 years ago

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