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.

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. 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.

3. Favorable; mild; gentle; auspicious; beneficent.

In soft silence shed the kindly shower.

Should e'er a kindlier time ensue.

"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.

(Kind"ly), adv.

1. Naturally; fitly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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

2. 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.

(Kind"ness) n. [From Kind. a.]

1. The state or quality of being kind, in any of its various senses; manifestation of kind feeling or disposition beneficence.

I do fear thy nature;
It is too full o' the milk of human kindness
To catch the nearest way.

Unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love.

2. A kind act; an act of good will; as, to do a great kindness.

Syn. — Good will; benignity; grace; tenderness; compassion; humanity; clemency; mildness; gentleness; goodness; generosity; beneficence; favor.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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