And I kind of wanted to virtually be that [friend] for a bunch of people.
By that he presumably meant Northerners, not the kind who play baseball in the Bronx.
That was when I started getting couture, kind of from the other side of the runway.
In my book it certainly qualifies as a “rarest of the rare” kind of crime.
Consider, for example, the fiasco of the Royalty in kind program.
For once, he was revealing that fundamental egotism which is the characteristic of all his kind.
Careless how ill I with myself agree, kind to my dress, my figure, not to me.
She is older than you, but she is the kind of girl I know you would like.
He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe.
"On second thoughts, I may be able to give some kind of a pow-wow," I replied.
"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)").
"friendly, deliberately doing good to others," from Old English gecynde "natural, native, innate," originally "with the feeling of relatives for each other," from Proto-Germanic *gakundiz "natural, native," from *kunjam (see kin), with collective prefix *ga- and abstract suffix *-iz. Sense development from "with natural feelings," to "well-disposed" (c.1300), "benign, compassionate" (c.1300).