noun: A tender feeling toward another; fondness. See Synonyms at love.
noun: Feeling or emotion. Often used in the plural: an unbalanced state of affections.
noun: A disposition to feel, do, or say; a propensity.
noun: Obsolete Prejudice; partiality.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
"She will rather die than give any sign of affection," says Benedick of Beatrice; and in that line Shakspere reveals one of the two essential traits of genuine modern coyness -- _dissemblance of feminine affection_.
_The affection which we rightly have for what is lovely must ordinate justly_, _in due manner end proportion_, _become the object of a new affection_, _or be itself beloved_, _in order to our being endued with that virtue which is the principle of a good life_.
_affection_ is naïve, to say the least, and need not be commented on after what has just been said about the true nature of affection and its altruistic test.
_how_, I say, to _set affection against affection_, and to master one by another, even as we used to hunt beast with beast, and fly bird with bird, which otherwise, percase, we could not so easily recover. '
With this there is united the complex sentiment which we term affection -- a sentiment which, as it exists between those of the same sex, must be regarded as an independent sentiment, but one which is here greatly exalted.