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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
1400-50; late Middle English; see kindly, -ness Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had strong views, but they were always expressed with loyalty and kindliness.
  • When he comes to the podium to make his victory speech after his latest defeat, he radiates ecstatic kindliness.
  • And with absolute dependability they will interpret kindliness or a softening of discipline as a sign of weakness to be exploited.
  • Vessel must be ballasted to maintain sea-kindliness during the charter.
  • Their charm, their sparkle and their kindliness have added to our fund ot good taste.
  • He was in all respects a great judge, beloved by the bar for his kindliness, and honored for his learning and upright character.
  • Wherever lie went he im- pressed those whom he met with his intelligence, kindliness, and general alertness.

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