He showed a predilection for poetry.
How have political predilections set by governments, the courts or special interest groups interacted with public expectation and institutional policy?
The junkie had a predilection for the more illicit things in life.
Even better, Lane Fox refuses to be shy about his own predilections.
In addition, primary skin tumors such as melanoma have a predilection to spread to the liver.
The student had a predilection for some subjects and against others.
People evince a strange predilection for whatever plagues them.
Early in infection, the virus shows a distinct predilection for certain parts of the brain.
Its success is all down to a strange cultural predilection for what might be called "sucking tobacco."
There was a predilection for certain sites, the molecular basis of which remains obscure.
The point of this detour has been to argue that most students entering the university possess a strong predilection for some subjects and against others.
The reason for this is more than a personal predilection.
He displayed an early predilection for zoology and ornithology, and in later life became a skilled and enthusiastic collector, particularly of African plants and birds.
Gregory Magistros, as we have seen, attests their predilection for the apostle Paul, and speaks of their perpetually "quoting the Gospel and the Apostolon."
But some of the most eminent of them, especially in Scotland, showed a marked capacity and predilection for historical studies.
Most, if not all, of his wonderful attributes may be ascribed to the Irish predilection for the grotesque.
His particular admiration among the college professors was the stately rhetorician, Edward Everett; and this predilection had much to do with his early ambition to be a professor of rhetoric and elocution.
Originally destined for the church, Eugene was known at court as the petit abbe, but his own predilection was strongly for the army.
Bitter invective is heaped upon the national enemies, and strong predilection is shown for the marvellous.
He used to have a predilection for Bacchus.