kind (n.) Old form(s): kinde
nature, close natural relationship
Ham I.ii.65[Hamlet to himself, of his relationship to Claudius] A little more than kin, and less than kind
MV I.iii.82[Shylock to Antonio, of mating sheep] in the doing of the deed of kind
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