Definition of 'leaning'
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His parents could not comprehend his artistic leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There are no prizes for guessing the political leanings of the wretched dog. The Sun (2010)He was also a man of pronounced political leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Rattle's socialist leanings have often brought him into conflict with his musical milieu. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He had socialist leanings, but feared anarchy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It also has strong religious leanings, while the regime is secular. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They add that an overt political leaning does not necessarily affect a judge's rulings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)New research shows that people's political leanings are strongly linked to the genes they inherit from their parents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The mother expresses horror at her son's political leanings and complains to the father about what the neighbours might think. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As for political leanings, he added that he hoped that this was not a factor in the appointment of judges. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Regardless of your political leanings in this particular case, the idea is one that takes an interesting stance on what is essentially sin. Christianity Today (2000)I do not have any religious leanings, either. Times, Sunday Times (2009)W rebel, irrespective of your political leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)One of his daughters remembers him leaving a jumble of Post-it notes on the fridge but that was about the extent of his literary leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This was the view of senior journalists, colleagues of mine, regardless of their political leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was one of the most radical of the alternative comedians, both in his manner and in his Marxist leanings. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I imagine that, irrespective of their political leanings, most people would agree that utilities must again be nationalised. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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