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[kahynd-lee-nis] /ˈkaɪnd li nɪs/
the state or quality of being kindly; benevolence.
a kindly deed.
Origin of kindliness
late Middle English
late Middle English word dating back to 1400-50; See origin at kindly, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The product of mistake or enthusiasm, they were remedied by explanation and kindliness.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • "No, dear," answers Gertrude, with a kindliness in her voice.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • As a man he was all kindliness and considerate thoughtfulness for others, and his ideal of life was a very high one.

    Victorian Literature Clement K. Shorter
  • The river has an aspect of kindliness and geniality and life-givingness.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • The French and British in Canada seem to have behaved with quite extraordinary generosity and kindliness towards each other.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • He patted her head, while all the kindliness of his gentle nature shone from his eyes.

    'Me-Smith' Caroline Lockhart
  • After almost three hundred years, the "charms of her person, her elegance and kindliness of manner" are still remembered.

    Famous Firesides of French Canada Mary Wilson Alloway
  • In the end Elizabeth consented—consented with kindliness of manner.

    The Wind Before the Dawn Dell H. Munger
  • It had seemed to her that life might be very good indeed with his kindliness and sacrifice about her.

    Ann Veronica H. G. Wells

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