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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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  • The product of mistake or enthusiasm, they were remedied by explanation and kindliness.

    The Felon's Track Michael Doheny
  • His large voice was modulated to kindliness as he spoke in a casual manner.

    Within the Law Marvin Dana
  • 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
  • Which is true tact and kindliness, and worthy of high praise.

    The Forest Stewart Edward White
  • The French and British in Canada seem to have behaved with quite extraordinary generosity and kindliness towards each other.

    Letters from America Rupert Brooke
  • This was no soil for kindliness and affection to blossom in.

    White Fang Jack London
  • 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
  • When he returned to lunch, however, he was struck by Lisa's kindliness.

  • 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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