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The kindest attentions of the warmest friendship were awaiting him at Naples.

He felt, just then, that it was the kindest thing he could do.

Seems to me they are the softest and bluest and kindest in the world.

The red-nosed daughters also administered the kindest comfort.

My very best and kindest compliments to her, and to all the children.

For under all her radical talk Sue had the kindest heart in the world.

He is the kindest of men, the most generous, the dearest in the whole world.

When she was kindest to me it was only a different way of serving herself.

He was the kindest gardener that ever lived, I think, and I have seen a good many.

My sister has put you in a false position, and it is kindest to tell you so.

WORD ORIGIN

"class, sort, variety," from Old English gecynd "kind, nature, race," related to cynn "family" (see kin), from Proto-Germanic *gakundjaz "family, race" (see kind (adj.)). Ælfric's rendition of "the Book of Genesis" into Old English came out gecyndboc. The prefix disappeared 1150-1250. No exact cognates beyond English, but it corresponds to adjective endings such as Goth -kunds, Old High German -kund. Also in English as a suffix (mankind, etc.). Other earlier, now obsolete, senses in English included "character, quality derived from birth" and "manner or way natural or proper to anyone." Use in phrase a kind of (1590s) led to colloquial extension as adverb (1804) in phrases such as kind of stupid ("a kind of stupid (person)").