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Sentence with the absolute superlative degree of the adjective Akin

1 example:

That sentiment is not exactly a tax principle, but it is very akin to one.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )


1 example:

Is there a way I can craft a party invitation with a P.S. akin to "No presents", but which doesn't totally deter invitees from giving me one?
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Other sentences

100 examples:

Pity is akin to love.

A buffalo is akin to an ox.

The greatest good is akin to water.

This problem is akin to the one we had last year.

It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for her.

The singing of the local birds is akin to the sound of a drill.

Freedom is akin to the rarified air of a mountain top. Weak men cannot bear one or the other.

The threshold of a door is akin to the sill of a window, but it is exactly the same as the sill of a door.

She felt something akin to holiness; well, she wasn't sure if it was that, but it felt like something stronger than goodness.

In reality, translation is akin to working for peanuts, since the corresponding meaning of something in one language is often hidden in some deep and impenetrable recesses of the other. As a result, the translator is forced to search all over... Never mind that the picky reader is very difficult to fool.

A good translator is one who, akin to a worm, can squirm with delight around in the author's brain mass, and leave through the tongue to have its taste impressions confirmed, and then leave well-formed traces on paper line after line, sheet after sheet, until the last page is done — and he once again returns to his former self, and as a member of the smallest and least respected low-salary group, signs up yet again to exert his effort for God's representative on earth, the publishers.

Their demise is akin to a divorce with drivers.
(USA TODAY in USA Today - Money, )

Doctors have said it is akin to a man giving birth.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

The task was akin to finding a needle in a haystack.
(USA Today - National, )

However, Alibaba's business model is more akin to that of eBay.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Its role should be akin to a venture capitalist, says Laura Tyson.
(CNBC, )

Every play in the NFL produces collisions akin to a traffic accident.
(Forbes - Business, )

It turns out losing money might be akin to having a terminal disease.
(Tech Times - Health, )

Visiting St. Andrews, the home of golf, is akin to making a pilgrimage.
(The Vancouver Sun - Travel, )

Akin will premiere his new film, "The Cut," at the Venice Film Festival.
(The Hollywood Reporter - International, )

Retrosplenial cortex neurons provide a signal akin to a compass readout.
(Nature Neuroscience, )

This loyalty is akin to a religious belief and carries on unabated today.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Letting kids play football is akin to child abuse, Dr. Bennet Omalu says.
(NBC Today, )

Tim Allen says that living in Hollywood right now is akin to Nazi Germany.
(Fox News - Entertainment, )

Quarterback Max Akin is usually getting attention for his moves on the field.
(NBC Today, )

Rafael Santana and Diane Kruger in “In the Fade,” directed by Fatih Akin.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

This amphipathic functional topology is akin to that of host-defence peptides.
(Nature Chemistry, )

In the process, the program developed structures akin to those in the human brain.
(Los Angeles Times - Science, )

And making that leap will be akin to the industrial revolution a few centuries ago.
(Forbes - Technology, )

They found that people see a unique dimension of humility akin to a love of learning.
(Science Daily - News, )

Moreover, they allow for immune memory, akin to adaptive immune responses in mammals.
(Nature Reviews Immunology, )

This is the first time a non-mammal has been found that ability akin to human laughter.
(Tech Times - Science, )

The k-word is akin to the n-word in South Africa and some other South African countries.
(The Vancouver Sun - Life, )

Facebook is working on something akin to a “dislike” button, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

Oxford GP Gordon Gancz (pictured) said 'bullying' to co-operate is akin to Stalinist Russia.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Neurons are akin to modern cities in that both are dependent on robust transport mechanisms.
(Nature Reviews Neuroscience, )

According to iFixit, it will sport a display that’s akin to Galaxy Note 3’s from Samsung.
(Tech Times - Biz Tech, )

The Football League would appear to view itself as something akin to Robin Hood’s merry men.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

The resulting information is more akin to measuring the material with a spectrometer in a lab.
(Science Daily - News, )

To ask that night’s starter a question is to commit an infraction akin to gross misdemeanor.
(Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

University of Florida researchers say the find in akin to having found 'aliens in our backyard'.
(Daily Mail - Science, )

This is akin to asking a marriage counselor to propose to your long-time partner on your behalf.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

If Lewis Hamilton is to win a fifth Hungarian Grand Prix, he'll need something akin to a miracle.
(CNN - Motorsport, )

The dark storm is akin to Jupiter's Great Red Spot: a persistent, raging storm larger than Earth.
(Science Daily - News, )

It’s more akin to the one Thierry Henry, committed in France’s play-off match against Ireland.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

In the case of Shyp, once valued at $250 million, it has been described as akin to a sinking ship.
(Roger Aitken, Contributor in Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

David Thodey said today that trying gaining venture capital in Australia was akin to pulling teeth.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

His physique is more akin to a centre half, but he’s one of the best right backs we've ever seen.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

In contrast, feeding animals infected by bacteria akin to food poisoning only hastened their death.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

Reef species show dangerous behaviour akin to being intoxicated when affected by oil, a study finds.
(BBC News - World News, )

Australia wants a relationship "more akin to family" with Singapore, Prime Minister Tony Abbott says.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Just the sort of oblique error message that's somewhat akin to PSN throwing up its hands and shrugging.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Google might release a Google Home smart speaker with a built-in display, akin to the Amazon Echo Show.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

Writing in emoji requires a lot of cleverness and decoding an emoji message is akin to solving a puzzle.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Bold colours and clean prints give your home a freshness akin to throwing all the doors and windows open.
(The Vancouver Sun - Life, )

Salesforce's goal is to provide a business app that's akin to Facebook's in terms of usage and ease of use.
(ZDNet - Just News, )

Multiple myeloma uses a trick akin to a wolf in sheep’s clothing to grow in and spread to new bone sites.
(Science Daily - News, )

To play that role three times in close succession is something akin to seeing the show-business stars align.
(David Ng in Los Angeles Times - Culture Monster, )

All investment is risky but some propositions amp up the stakes to levels akin to slot machines in Las Vegas.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

The Korean electronics maker hopes the big V10 marks the start of a family of smartphones, akin to its G line.
(CNET News, )

The lack of closure may be akin to the feelings of people who still grieve the loss of TWA Flight 800 in 1996.
(Gary Stoller, Contributor in Forbes - Business, )

The Manchester United boss and his squad were greeted by conditions which was more akin to Didsbury than Dubai.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

According to Google, a media outlet that has old content is akin to selling out-of-date food at a grocery store.
(Forbes - Business, )

To break down Monday's five federal byelections, host Éric Grenier is joined by the National Post's David Akin.
(CBC News in CBC News - Politics, )

Alan Fletcher describes scheduling the Aspen Music Festival as something akin to playing "a five-level chess game.
(The Denver Post - Entertainment, )

Grading an NFL Draft immediately after it occurs is akin to giving your compliments to the chef based on the menu.
(UPI - Sports News, )

While Amazon latest quarterly results disappointed on the earnings front, the move is akin to an ongoing land grab.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The film starring White may have been marketed as a comedy but is much more akin to a dark, psychological thriller.
(Darren Richman in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Akin Ipek, one of Turkey's richest men, was staying in London when police raided his television network in Istanbul.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Microsoft Azure vs. AWS is a fun comparison, but Microsoft's commercial cloud is more akin to Oracle and Salesforce.
(ZDNet US, )

And local free beer festival encouraged those akin to a pint or two the perfect opportunity to indulge their pastime.
(Daily Mail - Travel, )

By creating simulated food gardens akin to Martian soil, ‘astronauts’ would be encouraged to grow their own food.
(Tech Times - Science, )

He wanted to create an atmosphere that was less intimidating, he said, something akin to "a really good dinner party".
(The Independent - Food & Drink, )

The cases are akin to those for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 and suggest that the iPhone 7 will have similar dimensions.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

And skipping a Singapore Sling here would be akin to snubbing scotch in Scotland, Cognac in France or vodka in Russia.
(Los Angeles Times - Travel & Deal Blog, )

Loïc Rémy’s situation is more akin to a man crawling on an interminably slow-moving motorway shorn of all its exits.
(The Independent - Football, )

ASIO chief Duncan Lewis says Islamic State supporters are grooming young Australians in a manner akin to child molesters.
(Sydney Morning Herald - National, )

Andrew Ford spends his days at work doing something akin to playing with action figures, and then he brings them to life.
(Alicia Bridges in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Apple could go either two routes: create a standalone device with a screen or make something akin to the Samsung Gear VR.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The entertainment and the song suggested a brand of rebellion akin to ordering a McRib at McDonald's instead of a Big Mac.
(Randall Roberts in Los Angeles Times - Pop & Hiss, )

Many studies look at the prevalence of autism, akin to taking a snapshot of the number of diagnoses in a given population.
(Science Daily - News, )

Fund boss Carl Harald Janson describes investing in biotechnology companies as akin to playing a ‘slow game of chess’.
(Daily Mail - Money, )

Microsoft Research has published a report that signals the company's goal of creating something akin to Netflix for gamers.
(Tech Times - Personal Tech, )

The Warriors see their clash with Melbourne, who sit just above them on a congested NRL table, as akin to a four-point game.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

The new system is meant to streamline the complex web of menus and replace it with a more intuitive one akin to a smartphone.
(The New York Times - Business, )

For IT execs, it’s akin to Christmas: they receive the gift of practical punditry, informed by another year of market data.
(Forbes - Technology, )

London Mayor Boris Johnson has said the UK needs a "points-based system" akin to Australia and America to control immigration.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The low-budget “Alien Outpost” is shaped like a boots-on-the-ground documentary but is more akin to a futuristic war movie.
(The New York Times - Arts, )

In typical Google positivity, the company is pitching this as akin to sharing that cool new local coffee shop with your friends.
(Forbes - Technology, )

Criticising Strictly Come Dancing is akin to dismissing David Cameron’s Tory minions as a bunch of posh, party-hopping sexters.
(The Independent - Sport, )

Google, with Project Ara, is trying to bring customization to smartphone hardware using a marketplace akin to software app stores.
(The Wall Street Journal - Technology, )

The speech Mulcair will deliver to NDP MPs at a three-day caucus retreat in the Alberta capital will be akin to a campaign speech.
(The Vancouver Sun - National, )

Stuart Broad produced another spell of bowling akin to an "unquantifiable force of nature", writes chief sports writer Tom Fordyce.
(BBC Sport - Cricket, )

The question of who can replace Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" seems roughly akin to asking his fans what might serve for the sun.
(The Vancouver Sun - Entertainment/Arts, )

The EU's decision to extend sanctions against Russia is akin to "economic war," the head of one of Russia's largest banks told CNBC.
(CNBC, )

A single drop of blood in the brain is sufficient to activate an autoimmune response akin to multiple sclerosis, new research shows.
(Science Daily - News, )

And not surprisingly, demand for tickets to this week's dinner is said to be akin to Game 7 of a Toronto-Montreal Stanley Cup final.
(Aaron Wherry in CBC News - Canada, )

The "hysteria" in the U.K. following the shock referendum result is akin to that which followed the death of Princess Diana in 1997.
(CNBC, )

Bondsman described Cathryn Gorospe's kindness as unmatched, with her innocence akin to that of one of the kindergartners she taught.
(The Republic | in USA Today - National, )

This warren of bedrooms, balconies, dipping pools, courtyards and roof terraces is more akin to a Baz Luhrmann film set than a hotel.
(The Telegraph - Travel, )

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