Also, sort of. Rather, somewhat, as in I'm kind of hungry, or The bird looked sort of like a sparrow. [Colloquial; c. 1800] This usage should not be confused with a kind of or a sort of, which are much older and refer to a borderline member of a given category (as in a kind of a shelter or a sort of a bluish color). Shakespeare had this usage in Two Gentlemen of Verona (3:1): “My master is a kind of a knave.” Also see of a kind.
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Submission is less a novel of ideas than a political book, and of the most subversive kind.
His discourse is now more detailed: submission, which is the meaning of islam in Arabic, gives him a kind of enjoyment.
Patrick Klugman, the deputy mayor of Paris, said: “We are living our kind of 9/11,” he said.
When I was in Holland, this is the kind of thing people feared.Ayaan Hirsi Ali: Our Duty Is to Keep Charlie Hebdo Alive|Ayaan Hirsi Ali|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He appeared to understand however belatedly that he was in the presence of another kind of greatness.
Kind of a reception-room in there—guess I know a reception-room from a hole in the wall.
The relation existing between the balmy plant and the commerce of the world is of the strongest kind.
"She used to be so well—so bright," said Angela, who also appeared to have the desire to say something kind and comfortable.Confidence|Henry James
What he has done in any one species or distinct kind of writing would have been sufficient to have acquired him a great name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
I tell you, madam, most distinctly and emphatically, that it is bread pudding and the meanest kind at that.'