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KINDLY, a. [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson supposes to be the original sense; but it is also used as a derivative of the adjective, in the sense of

1. Mild; bland; softening; as kindly showers.

KINDLY, adv. With good will; with a disposition to make others happy or to oblige; benevolently; favorably. Let the poor be treated kindly.

Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love--Rom.12.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Gen.1.




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KINDLY, a. [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson supposes to be the original sense; but it is also used as a derivative of the adjective, in the sense of

1. Mild; bland; softening; as kindly showers.

KINDLY, adv. With good will; with a disposition to make others happy or to oblige; benevolently; favorably. Let the poor be treated kindly.

Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love--Rom.12.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Gen.1.


KIND'LY, a. [See Kind, the noun.]

  1. Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson supposes to be the original sense; but it is also used as a derivative of the adjective, in the sense of
  2. Mild; bland; softening; as, kindly showers. – Prior.

KIND'LY, adv.

With good will; with a disposition to make others happy or to oblige; benevolently; favorably. Let the poor be treated kindly. Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love. – Rom. xii. And he comforted them, and spake kindly to them. – Gen i.


Kind"ly
  1. According to the kind or nature; natural.

    [R.]

    The kindly fruits of the earth. Book of Com. Prayer.

    An herd of bulls whom kindly rage doth sting. Spenser.

    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.
    L. Andrews.

  2. Naturally; fitly.

    [Obs.] Chaucer.

    Examine how kindly the Hebrew manners of speech mix and incorporate with the English language Addison.

  3. 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.
    Tennyson.

  4. 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. Rom. xii. 10.

  5. Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.

    In soft silence shed the kindly shower. Pope.

    Should e'er a kindlier time ensue. Wordsworth.

    * "Nothing ethical was connoted in kindly once: it was simply the adjective of kind. But it is God's ordinance that kind should be kindly, in our modern sense of the word as well; and thus the word has attained this meaning." Trench.

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Kindly

KINDLY, adjective [See Kind, the noun.] Homogeneal; congenial; kindred; of the same nature. This Johnson supposes to be the original sense; but it is also used as a derivative of the adjective, in the sense of

1. Mild; bland; softening; as kindly showers.

KINDLY, adverb With good will; with a disposition to make others happy or to oblige; benevolently; favorably. Let the poor be treated kindly

Be kindly affectioned one to another, with brotherly love--Romans 12:10.

And he comforted them, and spake kindly unto them.

Genesis 1:1.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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INTRENCH', v.t.

1. To dig or cut a trench around a place, as in fortification; to fortify with a ditch and parapet. The army intrenched their camp, or they were intrenched.

2. To furrow; to make hollows in.

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Deep scars of thunder had intrenched.

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