kindness (n.) Old form(s): kindnesse
feeling of kinship
AYL IV.iii.129[Oliver to Rosalind as Ganymede and Celia as Aliena] kindness, nobler ever than revenge [or: sense 1]
TS V.ii.5[Lucentio to Bianca, of welcoming his father] While I with selfsame kindness welcome thine [also: sense 3]
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