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[luhv-ing-kahynd-nis] /ˈlʌv ɪŋˈkaɪnd nɪs/
tender kindness motivated by or expressing affection.
Origin of loving-kindness
1525-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • We thus find compensation here, as in so much else; justice is more the masculine, loving-kindness more the feminine virtue.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Therefore the outcome of all is a world full of God's loving-kindness.

  • So if Nature can think and feel and strive and show mercy and loving-kindness, she is entitled to the dignity of personality.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • If you're the parent in the case, I must say you flow over with loving-kindness for them.

    Touch and Go D. H. Lawrence
  • Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

    God's Plan with Men T. T. (Thomas Theodore) Martin
  • And these actions are—all deeds of justice and loving-kindness!

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
  • Why, you can have the religion of loving-kindness and purity at least, if you can't have—what do you call it—dogma.

  • loving-kindness (caritas, ) was not as yet ranked as a virtue.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
  • For misfortune is the condition of Compassion, and Compassion the source of loving-kindness.

    The Basis of Morality Arthur Schopenhauer
  • But the evil itself was good; for his loving-kindness is infinite.

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