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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KINDRED

No one of our kindred must enter the family of Pericles as a slave.

The family affection of the Jew, his kindness to his kindred, have become proverbial.

With the insight of a kindred temperament he pronounced his verdict.

If you be really of her kindred, I commend to you my brother: he is at ——, with Mr. Morton.

The plains were fatherland and mother-country, home and kindred, to Tom.

We find Samson visiting his Philistine wife, who remained with her kindred.

A proud man of his stock and kindred had the means of sending him there.

They are of kindred races––their ancestors, too, may be mine.

There are kindred loving eyes on earth that beam even for thee!

Is not there a kindred spirit in his own thoughts every moment of his life?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, kinraden, compound of kin (q.v.) + -rede, from Old English ræden "condition, rule," related to rædan "to advise, rule" (see read (v.)). With intrusive -d- (17c.) probably for phonetic reasons (cf. thunder) but perhaps encouraged by kind (n.). As an adjective, 1520s, from the noun.

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