kindly

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kindly pleasant and agreeable "a kindly climate","kindly breeze"
    • adj kindly showing or motivated by sympathy and understanding and generosity "was charitable in his opinions of others","kindly criticism","a kindly act","sympathetic words","a large-hearted mentor"
    • adv kindly in a kind manner or out of kindness "He spoke kindly to the boy","she kindly overlooked the mistake"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles Kinds of roofing materials excavated include flat tiles (shown here), curved pantiles, slate, and shingles
BOAZ SHOWING KINDNESS TO RUTH BOAZ SHOWING KINDNESS TO RUTH
THOSE KIND COST ME $10.00 PER DOZ THOSE KIND COST ME $10.00 PER DOZ
1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind 1. Aromatic kernels of a much used kind
Are you sure you know what kind of cap you do want Are you sure you know what kind of cap you do want
Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects & many happy returns of the day” Frame 2: A hunter is presented a religious text from 'Mrs. Stork'. The caption says: “With Mrs Stork's kind regards and the compliments of the season” Frame 1: A religious woman is presented a sporting magazine from 'Mr. Fox'. The caption says: “With Mr Fox's respects...
The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food The boys pelting Jane with various kinds of food

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In Miami, it's illegal for men to be seen publicly in any kind of strapless gown.
    • Kindly According to the kind or nature; natural. "The kindly fruits of the earth.""An herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting.""Whatsoever as the Son of God he may do, it is kindly for
      Him as the Son of Man to save the sons of men."
    • Kindly Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent. "In soft silence shed the kindly shower.""Should e'er a kindlier time ensue."
    • Kindly Humane; congenial; sympathetic; hence, disposed to do good to; benevolent; gracious; kind; helpful; as, kindly affections, words, acts, etc. "The shade by which my life was crossed, . . . Has made me kindly with my kind."
    • Kindly In a kind manner; congenially; with good will; with a disposition to make others happy, or to oblige. "Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love."
    • Kindly Naturally; fitly. "Examine how kindly the Hebrew manners of speech mix and incorporate with the English language"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Prairie dogs are not dogs. A prairie dog is a kind of rodent.
    • kindly Of or pertaining to kind, nature, or origin. Natural; characteristic; existing or coming naturally.
    • kindly Of a suitable nature or quality; fit; proper.
    • kindly Consonant in kind; appropriate; agreeable.
    • kindly Native; pertaining to nativity; indigenous. Sen kindly tenant, below.
    • kindly Naturally inherent; inborn; innate.
    • kindly Of legitimate birth; lawfully begotten.
    • kindly Naturally inclined to good; sympathetic; benevolent: as, a kindly old gentleman; a kindly disposition; also, benignant; gracious.
    • kindly Soft; agreeable; refreshing; favorable; beneficial: as, kindly showers.
    • kindly In a natural or native manner By nature; naturally; instinctively.
    • kindly By heart; thoroughly.
    • kindly By nativity; as regards nature or origin.
    • kindly Congenially; readily; spontaneously; with aptitude.
    • kindly In a kind manner; with sympathetic tenderness, consideration, or good will.
    • kindly Lovingly; affectionately; tenderly.
    • kindly Propitiously; auspiciously; favorably.
    • kindly As an act of kindness; as a compliment or favor; good-naturedly: in the phrase to take (something) kindly.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The gazelle is a kind of antelope.
    • adj Kindly kīnd′li natural: benevolent:
    • adj Kindly kīnd′li (orig.) belonging to the kind or race
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Quotations

  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel%20Goldwyn
    “That's the kind of ad I like, facts, facts, facts.”
  • Mark Twain
    Mark%20Twain
    “She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.”
  • Elbert Hubbard
    Elbert%20Hubbard
    “If you want work well done, select a busy man; the other kind has no time.”
  • Rex Stout
    Rex Stout
    “There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.”
  • Louis Binstock
    Louis Binstock
    “When all is said and done, success without happiness is the worst kind of failure.”
  • Sarah Orne Jewett
    Sarah Orne Jewett
    “Tact is after all a kind of mind reading.”

Idioms

Kill with kindness - If you kill someone with kindness, you are very kind, possibly excessively kind, to them.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cyndelic,. See Kind (n.)

Usage

In literature:

One kind of pleasure flows from acts of sentiment for others' sake; the other kind is rooted in the indulgence of personal desires.
"Heart and Soul" by Victor Mapes (AKA Maveric Post)
I'm not that kind of man.
"The Simpkins Plot" by George A. Birmingham
Welcome to our midst, and kindly excuse appearances this morning.
"Overland Red" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
His hair is kind of red, too.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
But apart from thirst Rokuzo was of the thoroughly good natured kind.
"Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)" by James S. De Benneville
I used to ride a donkey given me by my Uncle, the Duke of York, who was very kind to me.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Volume 1 (of 3), 1837-1843)" by Queen Victoria
They were nice, kind people, and, when the first shyness had worn off, I settled down happily at Castlemore.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
Them's the kind that forgets to bring back change and always has stamps to sell.
"Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Fact is, though, I'm gettin' kind of used to it.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
That must have been a week or ten days ago, and as we hadn't heard from any of them, or seen anything in the papers, we was kind of curious.
"Torchy As A Pa" by Sewell Ford
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In poetry:

People are kind to me; one More than Kind,
Her lashes lie like fans upon her cheek,
But kindness is a burden on my mind,
And it is weariness to hear her speak.
"This Month The Almonds Bloom At Kandahar" by Laurence Hope
We liked him, for Duncan was kind of heart,
And a kindly heart has a kindly speech,
But one dreary morning put us apart,
And our mate was forever out of our reach.
"Duncan Weir" by Alexander Anderson
Then speak in thy kindness
One word to my woe, Its music shall haunt me Through life as I go. I am so lonely,
I am so sad,
One kind word only To make my heart glad.
"Untitled 6" by Owen Suffolk
How often the sport of an innocent breast,
Is by Providence favour'd for some gracious end,
And gentle dumb creatures, with kindness carest,
That kindness repay in the shape of a friend!
"The Baya: Or The Indian Bird" by William Hayley
I was always well mounted with a gun in my hand,
And I always spoke kindly when I bid them to stand,
I always acted fair to the female kind,
When I thought of the dear girl I left behind.
"Ben Hall" by Anonymous Oceania
There are two kinds of people on earth today,
Just two kinds of people, no more, I say.
Not the sinner and saint, for it's well understood,
The good are half bad, and the bad are half good.
"Which Are You?" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In news:

PUBLIC LEAGUE football has experienced the worst kind of replay - a game-ending brawl.
Residents have the chance to make a one-of-a-kind Lincoln Bicentennial souvenir when a nationally known basket weaver holds classes in Hodgenville next month.
If you want barbecue in New York City these days, you have to ask yourself what kind you're craving.
What kind of band would you expect to open for JD Samson's MEN.
The kind gesture ended up changing the life of Arthur Lee (Butch) Porter.
"We play all kinds of music," says Jonathan Batiste , seated at the piano of Moldy Fig, a smartly renovated Lower East Side jazz club.
Timothy Bradley Jr is not, it would seem, the kind of fighter who goes out of the way to sing his own praises.
And you are drumming at all kinds of crazy hours.
While Mario Bava is known for dabbling in all kinds of genres, he was and is the pioneer of giallo.
But when the kids are tucked into bed, Balere apparently becomes a playground of a different kind.
Amid echoes of 1968, a new kind of radicalism struggles to be born .
Beached whale first of its kind in New Zealand.
Starting with towel-dried hair, massage any kind of volumizing product into your roots.
I've been thinking about the kind of freedoms embodied in the idea of the library and the plight of the book that cannot find its reader.
It's that kind of hot.
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In science:

We say a movie move 15 is of the first kind if it is obtained from figure 54 by (possibly) changing the orientation of the strands, and it is of the second kind if, similarly, it is obtained from the mirror image of figure 54.
Categorical Groups, Knots and Knotted Surfaces
Theorem Let {Γn}n be the shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind as considered by Cabanal-Duvil lard and let {Πn}n be the orthogonal polynomials of the Marchenko-Pastur distribution (which are shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind).
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
Let {Γn}n be the shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the first kind as considered by Cabanal-Duvil lard and let {Πn}n be the orthogonal polynomials of the Marchenko-Pastur distribution (which are shifted Chebyshev polynomials of the second kind).
Orthogonal Polynomials and Fluctuations of Random Matrices
This second kind sequence merges faster to the prime numbers than the first kind sequence.
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
The pseudo-factorials of second kind and third kind can be deduced from the first kind ones..
Sequences of Numbers Involved in Unsolved Problems
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