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kind (adj.) 1showing natural feeling, acting by nature
kind (adj.) 2loving, affectionate, fond
kind (adj.) 3friendly, agreeable, pleasant
kind (adj.) 4gracious, full of courtesy
kind (adj.) 5generous, liberal, benevolent
kind (adj.) 6happy, good, favourable
kind (adv.)  kindly, lovingly, with affection
kind (n.) 1nature, reality, character, disposition
kind (n.) 2manner, way, state
kind (n.) 3role, part
kind (n.) 4mode of action, business, matter
kind (n.) 5breed, lineage, stock, family
kind (n.) 6nature, close natural relationship
kind (n.) 7respect, regard, particular
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AW I.iii.62 [Clown to Countess] Your cuckoo sings by kind [i.e. instinct]
AYL III.ii.99 [Touchstone to Rosalind as Ganymede] If the cat will after kind [i.e. act according to its nature]
AYL IV.iii.60 [Rosalind as Ganymede reading from Phebe's letter to Ganymede] Whether that thy youth and kind / Will the faithful offer take
JC I.iii.64 [Cassius to Casca] Why birds and beasts from quality and kind ... change from their ordinance
JC II.i.33 [Brutus alone, of Caesar as a serpent's egg] Which, hatched, would, as his kind, grow mischievous
Luc 1147 [Lucrece] we will unfold / To creatures stern sad tunes to change their kinds
Luc 1242 [] The weak oppressed, the impression of strange kinds / Is formed in them by force, by fraud, or skill
Tem II.i.166 [Gonzalo to Alonso, of the imaginary commonwealth] nature should bring forth / Of it own kind all foison, all abundance [i.e. each crop would yield abundantly]
TG III.i.90 [Valentine to Duke] Dumb jewels often in their silent kind / More than quick words do move a woman's mind
Tit II.i.116 [Aaron to Demetrius and Chiron, of the forest] many unfrequented plots there are, / Fitted by kind for rape and villainy
Tit II.iii.281 [Saturninus to Titus, of Martius and Quintus] fell curs of bloody kind
TNK V.iii.12 [Theseus to Pirithous, of Emilia] She shall see deeds of honour in their kind / Which sometime show well pencilled [i.e. in their true nature, as opposed to in art]