kind (adj.) Old form(s): kinde
showing natural feeling, acting by nature
2H6 I.i.18[King to Queen] I can express no kinder sign of love / Than this kind kiss [first instance]
H5 II.chorus.19[Chorus as if to England] Were all thy children kind and natural [also: sense 2]
Ham IV.v.148[Laertes to Claudius, of Polonius' friends] like the kind life-rendering pelican / Repast them with my blood
Luc.1423[of a painting of Troy] much imaginary work was there; / Conceit deceitful, so compact, so kind
MA I.i.25[Leonato to Messenger] A kind overflow of kindness
MV I.iii.139[Shylock to Antonio] This is kind I offer [also: sense 5]
Sonn.143.12[]And play the mother's part, kiss me, be kind
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